View Full Version : An MTS/poetry challenge

04-01-2010, 04:35 PM
Okay, friends. I'm also modding in the poetry forum now, so I'd like to see how we can cross genres! (Poetry forum is called "How Hard Can It Be, Really?" today.)

Will you please write your bestest poem about serial killers and post in that room? ETA: I got us started here (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=176134).

Thank you!

04-01-2010, 04:38 PM
LOL! This...is brilliant...

I'll try but it might be the morning before I get one on. It's okay if it sucks, right? Cuz I'm like sooooo not a poet. ;)

04-01-2010, 04:40 PM
I encourage sucking! :D

ETA: Uh, that didn't sound quite right... you know what I mean!

04-01-2010, 04:43 PM
Oh man. This evening has been fun haha.

04-01-2010, 06:11 PM
I'm game!

04-02-2010, 01:29 AM
I didn't get along with the poets very well.

04-02-2010, 01:31 AM
Why not, bigb?

04-02-2010, 02:05 AM
This reminds me of the Little Willie Poems. I read a few when I was a kid and never forgot one of them. Anyway, here is a link (http://www.deadlounge.com/offramp/willie.html) I found on the net. Just thought I'd share.

04-02-2010, 02:38 AM
Oh WHY do I click?


04-02-2010, 05:34 AM
Why not, bigb?

They don't like free form poetry.
I had an explanation for a crit and that was a big mistake.

04-02-2010, 05:36 AM
Huh? Most of the poets I've known have done free form. I thought that was kind of the style of the moment?

I stand kind of in awe of poets. They actually understand things like symbolism and meter and all those things that just go straight over my head. Yup, symbolism. You think I'm kidding. I know as a novelist I should be good at that sorta thing, but nope. Unless it's ridiculously obvious it goes straight over my head.

04-02-2010, 05:59 AM
Go put it in the poetry room thread, Todd. It fits in perfectly. :)

04-02-2010, 06:44 AM
We celebrate National Poetry Month (April) in our village. We're quite artsy and creative in Wyoming County, NY.

So on the weekend of the 24th, I think it is, copies of poems get plastered all over the windows of the businesses along Main Street. The arts council is open so any passers by can go in write a poem, and slap outside on some window. Its pretty cool, all the business go along with it every year. Then you can read them as you walk down the street, or if you like it, take it off to share it with someone else. (Usually there are a few copies of each poem in case someone wants to do that.) It's way fun! Looks quite pretty too with all the pretty colored paper flapping in the wind.