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There was a young woman called Toot
Who was brilliant at Trivial Pursuit…
A girl on the shore of Loch More
Said, "Who wants to play Connect 4?".......
I'd been in the bar since a quarter past ten
Playing draw poker with four other men
Inside the saloon it was clammy & cold
I didn't care; I was warmed by that gold.
Can you come over to my house today?
I've got a game we should probably play.
Everything's ready. I've got it all set.
Somebody said it's the greatest game yet.
Begin with what you know: how there is craft
in everything, the way the foot must fall
for goal, and how the breath must slave,
how vision opens up or tightens down
to pinpoint, how the game becomes the all,
how much there is to…Continue
.With this game the main aim
is to name the flame within, to spin
the bottle full throttle and ignite
to feel the catherine wheels
of night shoot their spinning fires in
gyres to leap out of the funeral pyre
of your heart into the living…
Writing tips from Dave – follow the rules or break the rules – you’ll have a poem either way: