At dVerse yesterday I saw Sam's challenge to write what is called a square poem. Six lines of six words, the first word of each line reading like the first line across. Check out his instructions here. I tried it simply because it seemed impossible. The following is not earth-shaking poetry, but it gave my brain cells a bit of a workout, not always a good thing :)
Hear, pray tell, this bitter truth:
pray not for unending youth.
Tell Pan: soft and pouting sighs,
This is certainly not too wise.
Bitter but better than foolish lies:
Truth shining bravely in one's eyes.