It's official: thanks to the folk at the word cage, we can all join in with their prompts and festivities.
The poem to the left is a first draft, taken from one of the prompts given by Mary Biddinger. The given words were: rubric, furrow, torch, balm and orchid.
The text will enlarge if you click on it.
P.S. August 15: I have just left a link to this poem on the 'Pen-me-a-poem' site for the Olympic games prompt.