In Whales Weep Not by D.H. Lawrence, the poem begins this way.
They say the sea is cold, but the sea contains
the hottest blood of all, and the wildest, the most urgent.
I thought it might be fun to to write a contradictory poem that begins with the words "They say .... but" and describes something or someone in a very different fashion.
So, are you up for the challenge? What will you write? Leave me a note about your poem and I'll post the results here later this week.