Bilingual Poem: silly question

“Hello,
little dog.

You’ve had,
five dog treats.

Isn’t that,
enough?”

 

Hullo,
perro pequeño.

Usted haber habido,
cinco placers de perro.

¿No es eso,
bastante?

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Experimental Poetry Form: four by four

This experimental poetry form is called four by four.  It is simple and consists of one stanza, with four lines, each with four words.  It looks as follows, with an * representing a word:

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****

Here is an example poem:

The endive was bitter,
and the lemon sour,
when romaine was chosen,
with an orange dressing.

Experimental Poetry Form: 8/30/3 with choice

The following experimental poetry form combines line count, syllable count and rhyme in a form that has some choice regarding its application.

In the form there are:

Eight lines.  The poet can choose the stanza structure for those lines.

Thirty syllables.  There is no syllable count per line requirement.  The poet can choose how many syllables are in each line under the thirty syllable restriction.

Three lines that rhyme.  The poet can choose which three of the eight lines rhyme.

Here is an example poem written in the form:

X-rays,
dangerous?

What gave you that idea?

That thick lead wall,
that’s so tall?

That’s just there …

BEEP

hold on, have to run to the hall.

Artwork to inspire poetry: Peach

Peach

 

Above is an artwork of a peach.  It can inspire poetry.  Below are some ideas.  A poet could write about:

  • Peaches in general. A poet could write about the fruit.  They could focus on its color, scent, taste and so forth.
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  • Cooked items with peaches. A poet could write about peach pie, peach ice cream, peach preserves, peach cobbler or other cooked foods with peaches.
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  • Peaches as symbolism. Peaches could be used in poetry to symbolize summer, sunshine, brightness, nature or other ideas.

Here is a poem using peaches:

the shoe maker,
was given peaches,
and did not see,
the humor

Bilingual Poem: If you plant …

If you,
plant,
tomato seeds,
you get,
tomatoes.

If you,
plant,
bell pepper seeds,
you get,
bell peppers.

If you,
plant,
bird seed,
you get

 

Si usted,
planta,
semillas de tomate,
usted obtiene,
tomates.

Si usted,
planta,
semillas de pimiento campana,
usted obtiene,
pimientos campana.

Si usted,
planta,
semillas ave,
usted obtiene

Poem: So winter, here’s the thing

So winter,
here’s the thing,
it’s been great,
you know,
the snow,
the cold,
the occasional sleet.

Here’s the thing though,
it’s,
well,
over.

It’s been great,
really,
but,
well,
it’s just time to move on.

Now,
don’t feel bad.
It’s not you,
it’s just,
well,
time moved on,
and well,
um …
have you met spring here?

Listen tough,
really,
don’t feel bad.
You know,
in nine months,
things might feel different,
and well,
hey,
anything’s possible.

So,
yeah,
goodbye.