Before the prompt, here are a few announcements:
- Be sure to check out the WD Poetic Form Challenge: Ghazal. (Click to continue.)
- Bruce Niedt passed along that Diane Lockward (interviewed here) is hosting a poetry journal festival in Warren County, New Jersey, on May 16. Learn more at: www.dianelockward.com/fest.html
For this week’s prompt, pick a monster, make that the title of your poem, and then write the poem. Possible titles: “Frankenstein’s Monster,” “Dracula,” “Grover,” “Hitler,” etc. Or perhaps, you have a personal monster, which could be a person, an addiction, an event, etc.
Here is my attempt:
I know what it’s like to love someone
who turns into something else against
his own will. I know how that someone
can forget what he’s done the next day,
but it doesn’t change the facts the sun
reveals. To kill and love the same way,
that man hunts and shakes every fence–
snarl by night and smile by day–
searching for someone to love against.
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Want to try writing metrical poetry? Check out William Baer’s Writing Metrical Poetry. (Click to continue.)