Golden shovel poem- Ode to the Artichoke by Pablo Neruda.
Borrow a poem (or stanza) and write it out vertically, on the right side of the page. Use those words as the last words for each line of your poem.
They say it had to be thus,
Tying up floating loose ends
Through violence and force, in
The name of an everlasting peace.
To be another witness to this,
To have made it my career,
To be a nameless perpetrator, of
Such hideous crimes, against the
Citizens who were never armed,
Holding in their hands a mere vegetable,
The lone fruit of the labours which
They struggled for in vain. It is
Said to be a necessary tragedy, called
The inevitable repercussion of an
accursed action: the murder of an artichoke.