OK. So we know what monostich is by now, and we're getting pretty good at it - but in our momentary monostich monotony thread, we've also stripped it down to its simplest level. To actualise the more common and really quite advanced form of monostich we have to produce one line poems that really are just that - one line poems. Therefore the single sentence must be a contained and complete thought - ergo, no punctuation in the form of commas, emdash, colons or semicolons can be used to forge two into one or extend the line beyond a singular sentence and all that that maintains. This is usually done by keeping a syllable count between 8 and 16. Also, the line will commonly contain at least 1 poetic/figurative devices. Sounds difficult, right? I'm sure we'll get the hang of it - great poetic talents that we are .

The rules otherwise remain the same - last word of the previous post is the first for the following. I'll go first by way of example and we'll see where it goes from there:

Hushing the endless serenade of spring is a dormant deafness