Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics,  “Twisted Adages”  (posted by Jilly)
“For this week’s Poetics, we will start with an adage, or several adages, but we won’t stop there. I am asking you to craft your poetry around an adage or two that you must change in some significant way. Strike while the iron is falling and twist your adage(s) to some strange advantage. We all know that time swims when we’re having fun, so dive in and swim around in some oddly spiraling words and word play.”

Two wrongs
are enough

Blood is thicker
if you’re a vampire

It takes two
to make two

Money does not grow,
it is printed

You can lead a horse to water
but you cannot make him swim

When in Rome
toss coins

A rolling stone
is an aged rocker

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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35 Responses to Twists

  1. qbit says:

    Ahahaha, these are great!


  2. rothpoetry says:

    Ha Ha. I love your last one. A rolling stone about to gather moss!!


  3. Brilliant! Much ado about something here.


  4. V.J. Knutson says:

    Yes, yes, yes, and also, yes. Well done.


  5. kim881 says:

    Well done, Sara! How true:
    Money does not grow,
    it is printed
    And my favourite of all:
    A rolling stone
    is an aged rocker


  6. Marie Elena says:

    HA! Super clever, all!


  7. hypercryptical says:

    Like like like!
    Anna :o]


  8. Frank Hubeny says:

    Good ones especially the aged rocker and the thick blood in vampires.


  9. Ha… the aged rocker
    or your could say:

    a rolling stone
    is a stoned rocker


  10. Rolling Stones of Rome
    At Least
    A Sense
    A FeeL ReaL
    of CouRagE
    Honor and
    A Fall of Moss..:)


  11. jillys2016 says:

    These are wonderful!!! (Do horses swim?) LOL! Glad you joined us!


  12. The Guern says:

    Well, I’ve never been to Rome, but I’ve tossed coins in Chicago,…


  13. lillian says:

    Smiling I am. Especially with “When in Rome, toss coins!”


  14. MYRNA ZACH says:

    c’mon baby let’s do it



  15. Singledust says:

    i wished i had done it like this! i really really liked what you wrote Sara


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