Exquisite Corpse.

EXQUISITE CORPSE: when I was a wee lad at Vermont College we played a variation of the game Exquisite Corpse. In the original game the first player draws a head at the top of a sheet of paper. The player then folds the top of the page back, so that the second player can’t see it. The second player adds torso and arms, the third player adds legs and the fourth player, the feet.
The page is then unfolded to reveal a three-legged, transexual, vampire dinosaur. Or something similar.
In the variation we played at Vermont each player would compose a line of poetry, fold the page back, then pass it on to the next player.
My question is, does anyone remember the rules for the line of poetry?
Or if you never played the game, do you have any suggestions?
In particular, how does each player leave a clue to their own line without revealing the whole line?

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