Experimental Poetry Form: minimalistic flower

Today’s experimental poetry form is called minimalistic flower.  It based off of layout on the page.  It is based off of the artwork in the blog post Artwork to inspire poetry: Minimalistic Flower.  Here is what it looks like:

                            *******
                       *****         *******
                     *     *        *        * 
                      *     *   * * *           *
                    *     *           *        * 
                     *     *            *      *
                             *          *  *
                                   *     * *
                                          *
                                       * *  * *
                                          * * * *      * *    * * *
                                                  *  *  *    * * 
                                                   * *    
                                                    *
                                                     *
                                                     *  
                                                     *   

 

The idea of the form is simple.  Each * is a letter.  After that the poet can work with the form however they want.  Here is an example poem written using the form:

 

                           Looking
                       every       sunrise
                     w     i      t      h 
                     b     e   l i e     f
                   h    o            p     e 
                    n    e            e   d
                           a           n d
                              j        o y
                                        a
                                     d a  w n
                                        m o t i      v a     t e s
                                              f   a i      t h 
                                                i n    
                                                 l
                                                  i
                                                  f  
                                                  e 

 

Here on the blog it was a bit difficult to get the spacing just right and to have the top form with the *s match the bottom form with the letters. It is easier in a word processing program where things aren’t distorted and the *s can be cut and paste and then easily replaced with letters.
 

P. S. There will be no new blog post on the blog tomorrow Friday April 26, 2019. The next new blog post will be on Monday April 29, 2019.

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