And just like that, we’re already on to our second “Two for Tuesday” prompt of the challenge. I know this is a prompt that some poets have been craving, while others probably not so much. Regardless, I did this one on Tuesday to provide some options:
- Write a form poem. This could be a sonnet, pantoum, lune, or even something as sinister as a–dare I say it–sestina. If you need a list of poetic forms and there rules, click here.
- Write an anti-form poem. Just as there are poets who love playing with forms, there are poets who think they are the worst thing ever. That’s fine. Express (in either free verse or a prose poem) your feelings on writing in traditional forms.
Just make sure you poem!
Here is my attempt:
on a table near
and points out
the way leaves dance on the trees
and cats on the ground.
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