Categories

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Follow BestAmPo on Twitter

« Judy Gemini could go on singing [by David Lehman] | Main | Barcelona, Catalan, and a Contemporary Catalan Poet [by Sharon Dolin] »

June 10, 2014

Comments

Like the confession prompt -- in which the trick is either to shock or hoodwink the priest!

That's a great prompt! I'm going to steal that one too.

This one I made keeps me coming back:

Eager
wacky
feisty
sabotaging
pachisi
sagenesses by,

cry DADA—

sanguinely,
cum
pacific
fables,

vain to hachured mean odiums' mind.

Yawping,
let idiotisms
to habitual palaver
Xyster!

{A Mathematical Method:
•Choose the word length of the poem if wished.
•Generate that many random numbers using range 1-26 (letters in alphabet)
•Choose words such that each has the number of letters of one random number.
•The letter beginning the word should be the number of its place in the alphabet.
•Cast out the 9s on large numbers, e.g., 26 is 6+2=8. Few Z-words of 26 letters.
•Make the poem in the order the random numbers were generated or scramble them as pleases.
•Voila. }


Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Follow BestAmPo on Twitter
 
 

Radio

I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark
                   

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


Shop Indie Bookstores
 

 


This Way Out

THE RULE OF THUMB
by T.P.Winch

Ringfinger was nervous
Pinky terrified
when they learned
that Hand might succumb
to the rule of Thumb.

 

 


A creative communications, branding, and resources consultancy founded by Victoria C. Rowan

 

Reach a Wide International Audience


Advertise on the Best American Poetry Blog