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Great Minds Sink Ships

A parlor game: When snowed in at Sarah Smith's in February, various of us wrote poems based on proverbs. Sarah had a set of refrigerator magnets of chopped up proverbs that we could rearrange.

We reworked the proverbs into lines we liked, then used the lines to make poems:

Great Minds Sink Ships
by Kathryn Cramer

Many hands killed the cat:
Beggars should not throw stones!
Curiosity helps those who help themselves.
Flattery heals all wounds.
Ignorance is a many-splendored thing.
Practice makes the heart grow fonder.
Love gathers no moss.

Beauty catches the worm:
A dog is in the eye of the beholder.
A friend in need smells after three days.
But one good woman washes the other.
Cleanliness gets the grease.
Behind every great man is the road to hell.
Great minds sink ships.

Crime begins at forty:
Misery is next to godliness.
The best things in life should be seen and not heard.
Children make waste; silence sweeps clean.
A womanfs work isn't over till the fat lady sings.
Clothes make the heart grow fonder.
The world is never done.

Love saves time:
Every dog loves company.
One good turn is worth a penny earned.
A bird in the hand moves in mysterious ways.
Whatfs good for the goose makes Jack a dull boy.
Loose lips are soon parted.
Crime begins at home.

Great minds die young:
Dead men can't win them all.
Blood flies when you're having fun.
Good fences keep the doctor away.
Absence is the best policy.
The meek won't hurt you.
Beauty is the best medicine.

The world is never dull:
A rolling stone is its own reward.
Too many cooks die young.
God is a manfs best friend.
Dead men gather no moss.
The meek make the world go round;
Therefs more than one way to skin a god.

Snow conquers all
by David G. Hartwell

The truth is
another manfs
poison.
The meek make
the world go round.
Those who live in glass houses
make light
work
One hand moves
in mysterious ways.

Ignorance
makes perfect.
Misery is next
to godliness.
Dead men can't
win them all.
Familiarity
begins at home.

Flattery
heals all wounds.
Loose lips are
soon parted.
Money flies
when you're having fun.
Crime begins
at forty.

The world
is never done.


The opera finds work for idle hands
by David G. Hartwell

Loose lips are soon parted.
Many hands killed the cat.
Ignorance is a many-splendored thing.
Great minds sink ships.

Fur flies when you're having fun.
Beauty is the best medicine.
Clothes make the heart grow fonder.
Too many cooks shall inherit the earth.

Boys flock together.
Every dog loves company.
Behind every good man is the road to hell.
Variety are better than one.

One good turn is worth two in the bush.
A womanfs work isn't over till the fat lady sings.

Silence sweeps clean
by David G. Hartwell

The squeaky wheel loves company.
A friend in need is never done.
Practice makes the heart grow fonder.
Good fences die young.

Every dog makes waste.
The good will get you nowhere.
A penny saved loves company.
The devill is your oyster.

Two heads are soon parted.
The meek won't hurt you.
A fool and his money is a many-splendored thing.
Many hands are better than one.

Familiarity begins at home
by David G. Hartwell

Practice makes the heart grow fonder
Many hands are better than one.
One manfs meat is a joy forever.
A friend in need is never done.

Absence is the best policy.
A fool and his money makes the heart grow fonder.
The squeaky wheel loves company.
Every dog washes the other.

A friend in need smells after three days.
A womanfs work isn't over till the fat lady sings.
Good fences keep the doctor away.
Ignorance is a many-splendored thing.

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