I can’t believe I actually came up with something in response to Gay’s prompt for dVerse Meeting the Bar! She asks that we create our own form. I can’t decide a name for it–maybe you can, but here’s the recipe:
- Open the poem by stating an indisputable fact–perhaps based in science, as I have, and then let your imagination take over and see where it takes you.
- Each stanza should have only two lines, each beginning with the word “and…” Think of a child who has discovered some new to her wonder and comes running, breathless, telling you all about it. It should have a tone of excitement.
- The final line should reflect back on your opening statement.
I have no idea where this came from, but here is my example:
Flights of Fancy
The world is round—
and when I set sail,
I’ll ride the Ferris wheel waves;
and dance with dolphin
in deep blue-green and silver froth;
and follow hummingbirds
as they fly to jungle climes;
and borne upon wind’s breath
touch nebulae above the clouds;
and then set foot upon the land from whence I came
and find that, though unchanged nothing remains the same
in this round world.
And this is my poem for Day 10 of National Poetry Month.