Experimental Poetry Form: raindrops

Today’s experimental poetry form is called raindrops.  It is a form that focuses on layout on the page.

Here is what the form looks like.  Each drop is one or two words.

                                                  Drop
                                                            Drop
                                        Drop
                                                  Drop
                                                                      Drop
                                                            Drop
                                        Drop
                                                  Drop
                                                            Drop
                                        Drop

The drops are indented the following number of spaces: 50, 60, 40, 50, 70, 60, 40, 50, 60 and 40.  The idea is to make them look like drops of water roughly centered on the page.

If you were thinking about sending a poem to M. Sakran for consideration (see the Considerations page for more information), this form might be a good one to use.  It is relatively simple and the form itself adds to the poem.  You can type the poem without indentations in the box that is used to send in poems, and just note that this is the form you used.  Remember, the last day to send a poem in for consideration is the 18th.

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