This is a nice quiet activity when you've got a small cozy group and have some time to kill. Organize people into a circle or around a table. Give each person a sheet of paper and a writing utensil.
Have every one write the first line to a poem at the top of the page. Then pass the page to the person on their right. That person reads the first line then writes a second line to it. That person must then fold the paper back to hide the first line from view, so that only the second line shows. The poets pass their papers to their right again.
Each time they get the paper and write a new line, they should fold back the previous line out of view. This continues until you run out of room.
The end result should be a strip of folded paper. Then have everyone open the paper in their possession and take turns reading. The poems usually turn out pretty absurd, but sometimes it's amazing how cohesive they can be.
Submitted by Joel on 27 May 2008 12:00:00Has this game been helpful?