Prompt: For the title of your poem complete the following: “what if?” and structure your poem so that it contains three stanzas of any length in which you explore your “what if.” In the first stanza, mention a famous poet and a type of flower or plant. In the second stanza, mention the title of a book and a word that starts with “z.” In the final stanza, reference a musical instrument and use a simile: ____ is like a _____.”
She wore kaleidoscope diamonds and cellophane flowers
He wore velvet and a waistcoat of finest brocade
She came in a newspaper taxi to meet him
“You’re late.” Then he smiled, “Let us join the parade.”
Down the tunnel they tumbled in a dream sort of way
Past bookshelves and marmalade the color of sky
They blundered like zombies on into The Shining
To a party where wild things danced on a pie.
Bald guys with big eyes played didgeridoos
“Do you like it?” said Rabbit as he took her hand.
“Oh yes,” replied Lucy with stars in her eyes,
“Like a wonderful nightmare and Custer’s Last Stand.”