Ok, this is a poem I wrote a while ago. I’m giving it to you today. I wrote a poem today, but I don’t care to share it here. Sorry. So, this is a substitute. I like it. The idea was to try a write a poem without verbs. What do you think?
on a white background
a silver spark
of an idea
In no particular order
a method of my madness.
Copyright ©2017 Tim Geoghegan
I always do this. I plan to do a challenge in December and get to Christmas eve and realize I’ve run out of time to actually do a good job (passable job?) of writing a whatever…
Well, tonight you truly get a whatever. You might get another one tomorrow as well… But the 26th should be more focused and back on track…
Ha, I found another easy one, the Triolet (click here to learn more). I have a few poems going all at once right now. This one was fairly simple and keeps me on track while I plug away at a couple of the harder ones.
This was inspired by a fire drill I experienced in Orlando, Florida just a couple weeks ago.
Part of me really wants to chuck the “forms” and just do some freestyle rappage… but alas… I have poems to write before I sleep. The Lai (click here to learn more) is a surprisingly difficult form just to meet the requirements. If you hate this one, do one in response in the comments. 😉
Jane requested this one too… the Golden Shovel (Click here to learn more). It is a poem in which you borrow several words and use them at the ends of your new lines. If you read the last word(s) of my lines they will make up a portion of Billy Collins poem, Royal Aristocrat, a poem about a typewriter. I cheated a bit and used more than one of BC’s words at the end of a few of my lines. but overall I think I met the spirit of the poem. Additionally, I really don’t like this poem. I would start again, but as it is now 10:25pm, I don;t want to spend another hour working on this… so… If you also dislike the poem, please feel free to revise it in the comments. Cheers!
The Golden Shovel ala Geoghegan and Collins: