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Hello, Bastet here for another episode of Shadorma & Beyond! Paloma and I have been discussing where to go from here, here being a weekly prompt introducing new poetry forms to write for. After well over a year we’re getting pretty well stumped for new forms! As we ponder the issue I thought we’d do two things:
As I went to the glossary today, I noticed that one form is definitely missing! So today we will have a look at it!
The form we’re missing is the ABC Poem … this is a fun form and a real challenge. Basically you write your poem beginning each line with a letter of the alphabet – you can complicate it as much as you like, usually the only rule is to have the poem begin with a letter of the alphabet though, without syllable count or rhyme or whatever.
(Speaking about ABCs …. I though you might like to know that the 7th annual A to Z challenge begins on April 1st (you can sign up here like I did! I’m 1264. Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library and you can get your badge for the event – the rules, and links to the history of the events and many more things besides). It’ll be 21 days (Sundays are rest days) of interesting writing and reading … so why not sign up and have a go!)
Here’s an example of an ABC poem that I wrote for the now defunct Trifecta on its second anniversary:
Remember The Lost poets
Always thinking about them.
Beautiful poets that they were.
Curiously, I keep thinking back,
Daring my mind to move on.
Eventide will soon be here.
Future poems they will not write,
Glorious tales will go untold …
How lonely the world now, without them.
I didn’t know how much I’d miss them.
Just reading their words was pure delight.
Knowing that they read mine, inspired me!
Longingly I think of them and sigh,
Memories though fond, are not enough.
Numb I sit sometimes for hours – though
Onward, I know that I must go
(Proud or humble it doesn’t matter).
Quietly I bow my head and say:
Remember my beloved ones now gone …
Safe are your words within my happiest memories:
Thanking fate for the time we had, though brief,
United in love of poetry through our words though
Veiled, I’ll write more verses to be read
Words written with renewed originality, not clones nor
Xeroxed copies nor sad imitations of the classics.
Your verses will live serene within me,
Zen harmonized – I will create new poems.
© G.s.k. ‘13
And now for a little inspiration for a new ABC Poem:
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Have a great week! Bastet.