This procedure requires the first word of a text to have only one letter, the second two, the third three, and so on as far as resourcefulness and inspiration allow. The first word of a snowball is normally a vowel: in English, a I or O.
From your newspaper, select a starting vowel and then continue adding words of increasing length from the same source article or passage. Challenge yourself further by only using words in order as you encounter them in the text.
I tried to follow the rules but towards the end of the second stanza..I found words I liked that sort of went with the ideals of the poems. This was challenging and again with the counting!!! I have to say ...I liked how i capped some and others I did not and then I didn't and needed consistency.
Wangsness, Lisa. “Finding adds to “Jesus’s Wife’ These’”. The Boston Globe. 10 April 2014. A1-A10. Print.