One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
FLASH 55 PLUS
The first Sunday of a new month is upon us again, and it is time for Flash 55. The rules of this prompt have not changed: Write a piece of poetry or prose on a subject of your choice in precisely 55 WORDS.
I promised to add an optional extra every month, for those who prefer some direction for their writing to take. This time I have decided to share a form I devised (based on the Robert Herrick Stanza which we explored as a mini-challenge in 2012) which has exactly the correct number of words needed to complete this challenge.
Word count: 8 – 6 – 8 – 6 – 2 – 6 – 2 – 5 – 7 – 5
If you feel inspired to work with rhyme, the scheme is as follows:
a – b – c – b – d – d – c – e – a – e