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The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men/Gang aft agley: Prompt

This famous line from the Scottish poet Robert Burns' poem, "To a mouse," is often "translated" into modern English as "The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry."


And that is your prompt for this week!


Write about (or art about) a plan that went awry. This can be a personal plan, something completely made-up, or an historical event.


Obviously, this premise is the basis of much literature, art, TV, and films, from the story of Icarus to every episode of the TV show Fargo. It is part of the charm of today's blog poem, in which the poet provides a realistic perspecitive to the you/the reader's fantasy about a cushy life in a rural area.


Read Joan Mazza's wonderful poem for inspiration and then get to work and have some fun!




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