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Monday Poetry Prompt: Form

rubix-cube-solved-1196475-639x607This week let’s write a form poem. Choose any form you’d like but be strict with yourself. Bonus points awarded for poems in a form you’ve never written before. Check out this list of forms and post your results below.



About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.


9 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Form

  1. Here’s a political sonnet:

    Once Upon a Time

    A man could raise a family,
    pay off a mortgage
    and take a nice vacation
    every year on a single salary.

    That’s where I was raised,
    that quaint country called America.
    It wasn’t perfect, just ask the blacks,
    homosexuals and secretaries,

    but at least the rich paid more in taxes
    than the poor and, while politicians
    disagreed, we didn’t doubt their motives,
    most of the time, only their methods.

    But that was before democracy died
    and truth was lost in the big money tide.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Bartholomew Barker | October 8, 2018, 8:41 PM
  2. To place a bully, rapist judge
    in highest court, congress fudged
    Government corrupted
    A nation disgusted
    So, Vote and don’t hold a grudge

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by JeanMarie | October 8, 2018, 6:21 PM
  3. Writer’s Digest has a regular article about a new form. I have saved those articles and will perhaps try one of those. Nice idea.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Lisa Tomey | October 8, 2018, 4:23 PM
  4. Viktor Shklovsky, who held that the form
    brought affective estrangement of object from norm,
    was compelled to reform the position he’d spoken;
    estranged from objects thence in affects broken.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Jeremy Ray Jewell | October 8, 2018, 8:13 AM

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