Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Poetry Tag

Who is up for a little game of Poetry Tag?

The first time PWB ever played was last October and November. You can read about how that turned out here.

The rules are pretty simple.

I will start a poem. The idea is for someone to post TAG in the comments. The first person who does this then takes my line and goes to their own blog. They make a new post that reads:

It's a game of poetry tag. Be the first to post TAG in the comments. Then take these lines and add one, in a post on your own blog, along with these instructions. Whoever adds the nineteenth line then takes the poem to Poets Who Blog at http://poetswhoblog.blogspot.com/ and puts the whole poem in the comment section there. Each person who plays need to also mention what site you were at when you found the poem so that other bloggers can follow the breadcrumbs back to this poem. You can play more than once but not twice in a row.

It’s easy. It’s interactive. It’s sending poetry around the blogosphere for all to enjoy. So follow the breadcrumbs and help this little poem of ours get back home.

I will use my other blogs to help usher this poem back but I can’t do it alone. Will you play along

Tag Poem Two

Gasping for breath


Sara said...


I will take the next line to demonstrate to newcomers how this works.

If you are first to say tag in the comments you then take the poem to your site, copy it, add a line and the note mentioning the last site you found this at and then wait for someone else to say TAG.

You can find the next line at

Who will TAG it there?

paisley said...

can we build in couplets?? i have one,, that will lack all meaning if i just use the first tine....

Sara said...

The idea is just to add one line. What about putting a comma in your line?

For example:

Gasping for breath
like this is the end
and I'm reaching for you, but are not there.

Your line can have as many words in one line as you want but it needs to be one line, if you play along.

writerwoman said...

Someone added the next line today. To find the poem now visit

If you want to play along you must say Tag there.