For this week’s prompt, write a descending poem. You know the old saying, “Everything that ascends must descend.” Okay, maybe it goes a little different than that. Anyway, there’s a lot of stuff that descends. Find something and write it!
Here’s my attempt:
In the kitchen, Will declares, “I’m silly,
Hannah’s silly, and Daddy is silly.”
He descends from a long line of silly-
makers, because it started–the silly–
well before me. My father was silly,
and his father–ready with jokes–silly
too. That Will is aware of the silly
already makes me hopeful the silly
will live on in grandchildren, who silly
themselves, happy to be really silly.
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In the Advanced Poetry Writing workshop, poets will write and receive feedback on 6 poems during the 6-week course. Instructor Cherri Randall will share revision techniques that will help leading into National Poetry Month.