Exquisite Corpse (or Rotating Corpse) is a collaborative poetry game. Players take turns writing a poem, six words at a time. Three words are hidden and three are visible. We hide the first three words of each turn using the following code:
This changes our text and our background to gray. The text marked "FIRST THREE WORDS" will be camouflaged. The "LAST THREE WORDS" will be visible, and this is what the next player will read before adding his or her own six words to the poem.
HOW TO START A NEW CORPSE -- Copy/paste the above code into a new entry, replacing "FIRST THREE WORDS" and "LAST THREE WORDS" with your own. Anyone can begin a corpse at any time.
HOW TO ADD ONTO A CORPSE -- Same, but post the code as a reply to the last comment on an entry.
HOW TO END A CORPSE -- When the poem seems finished, post the letter "X" as a comment. Highlight the gray boxes to reveal hidden text.
These are only guidelines. There are no rules. Go wild.
User neo_nym starts a corpse, and I add onto it --
neo_nym 2007-12-31 04:28 am
Lost in the
light, our fingers
godchildren 2007-12-31 04:59 am
sticky with honey
and come. Don't
neo_nym 2007-12-31 05:23 am
stop, don't stop,
porous and warm
godchildren 2007-12-31 06:01 am
and holy and
filthy with bluebirds
neo_nym 2007-12-31 06:23 am
glazed with the
voltage of my
godchildren 2007-12-31 06:34 am
thunder thighs, electric
songbird eyes, Oh
neo_nym 2007-12-31 06:55 am
I am slipping
into the moon
godchildren 2007-12-31 07:05 am
of your warm
white luminous palm
neo_nym 2007-12-31 01:31 pm
I have misplaced
my past. Oh. X
Since neo_nym posted the closing 'X,' we can finally highlight the gray boxes and reveal the finished poem!
Lost in the light, our fingers sticky with honey and come. Don't stop, don't stop, porous and warm and holy and filthy with bluebirds glazed with the voltage of my thunder thighs, electric songbird eyes, Oh I am slipping into the moon of your warm white luminous palm I have misplaced my past. Oh.