General Poetry posted September 17, 2017


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A Tyburn

Small Beginnings

by June Sargent

Glancing
Chancing
Prancing
Dancing

tiny student glancing chancing - tries
stubs her toes while prancing dancing - cries


Tyburn poetry writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a tyburn poem.
A six line poem consisting of 2, 2, 2, 2, 9, 9 syllables.

The first four lines rhyme and are all descriptive words. The last two lines rhyme and incorporate the first, second, third, and fourth lines as the 5th through 8th syllables.


Example #1:
Death

Blackest
Darkest
Coldest
Oldest
Burning in the Blackest, Darkest night
There in lives the Coldest, Oldest fright

Copyright © 2001 Mike McCann

Example #2:
-Mindless Love-

Loveless
Hopeless
Darkness
Mindless
Dead heart feeling Loveless, Hopeless mind,
True loves to the Darkness, Mindless find.

Copyright © 2004 Peter A. Rosado

Example #3:
Myself

Sowing,
Hoeing,
Growing,
Mowing,
Planting gardens, sowing, hoeing grounds.
Sunshine keeps all growing, mowing mounds.

Copyright © 2004 Marion Gibson

-no author's notes
-no special effects whatsoever
-no videos, animation or music
-only fs basic or advanced editor
-two color presentation (one for text, one for background)
-one illustration allowed (optional)
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