A poem is born!

“You can't make poetry simply by avoiding cliches.” —Theodore Roethke

These prompts are intended simply to get you started. The rest is up to you. (Hint: edit ’til you love it or it sparks a better idea.) Not all combinations will work or even make sense.

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Finish the sentence “I come from...” and go on to write a poem about a celebrity chef.

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