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Here is a new challenge for anyone who wants to play, Form of the Week. It's the Playground, have a little fun with writing.. Once a week, on Thursday, I will post a different verse form and I hope someone will give it a try. Writing with a particular frame for inspiration will probably not create "the great poem" we are all hoping to write someday, but it is good practice in condensing, imagery, word choice, writing technique and will help create and/or help maintain a writing discipline. Practice, stepping outside of our comfort zone, having a little fun with words are all a plus w
Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry Invented Forms Shadow Poetry is a poetry community that has been on line since 2000. It encourages poets to "walk out of the shadows with their poetry". It is a popular site with on line poets who, though they may not be contributing members, use the site as a resource. Often they return to their own communities with some new challenge they found at Shadow Poetry or with a new poem inspired by the site's resources. The following forms were found either exclusive to that site or appear to have been invented by Shadow members. Some of these forms are bett
Syrian Ceasefire TableauA child's tear streaked facepeeks from behind wall,wide eyed in terror.Somber searchers comb ruins for survivorsof last night's airstrike. Stepping over bricksrescuers pick throughrubble and debris.Body found face down,her blood soaked hijabflutters in the breeze. ~~Judi Van Gorder Prompt: Write a Tableau