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
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I took the extra challenge ~ Thanks Kerry and wishing you all Happy Weekend ~
You just had to throw down the gauntlet, didn't you, Kerry? You know I have to do the form, now!
The form made quite a different poem out of mine, Kerry. Lots of fun!
Gonna try and reach for the form but will be posting a bit late in Sunday. Can't wait to read everyone's tomorrow night.
Hey Kerry--I sneaked a peek and then wrote this this morning, and was out all day--at the opera! It was fantastic--The Tales of Hoffman--all about a confused poet. Incredibly good. k.
Kerry, it is getting late here.. I will drop in tomorrow and see what I can write.. I love this extra challenge..
So those are WORD counts, not syllable counts, huh? Tricky!
Thank you Kerry. I like your form, I just didn't have time. I did do your rhyme scheme for practice. My 55 includes a title.
This one could be 'fixed' but it won't get done. Perhaps for Tuesday. Sorry.
Striking image, Kerry. And your PLUS kept me counting with a grin. ♥
Hi Kerry - thank you for continuing the 55, and adding to it. I wasn't able to use your form with this, but I find it fascinating. I will come back to it and fiddle around. :)
That lightning is an amazing shot.
I struggled all weekend with this until I saw of photo of amaryllis Hedgewitch posted on her Facebook page. So thankful for the inspiration
I'll definitely have a go tomorrow - I've been laptop free all weekend and travelling today, so tomorrow I'm catching up on blog posts.. lol
super late, Kerry, and I just couldn't squeeze this into Herrick's form ~
been away - I guess the spambots are advancing?
Finally posted a blog post with my poem!
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