Greetings, dear Toads. I’m in complete awe of those of you who are publishing one poem a day in April. I did it once, and the memories are enough to leave me exhausted. Your drive rocks.
I want to mix things up a bit. Let’s craft poetry that might inspire cackles
or cringes. For today’s prompt, I invite you to write a new 3-stanza
poem, where each stanza contains 140 characters or fewer and follows these
guidelines: the 1st stanza
will be a tweet from one of the thirteen writers listed below. The 2nd stanza will be a reply
to the first tweet, by a different writer from the list. The 3rd stanza will be
your reply/input/commentary to the exchange between the two writers. The stanza-tweets should be written in the chosen writers’ styles. And the completed poem should read as one piece.
I really hope we can have lots of fun with this one. I mean, how can one not laugh
and weep at the thought of Poe, Coleridge,
Stoker, Plath, or Lord Byron on Twitter?
Edgar Allan Poe
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Sheridan Le Fanu
“Edgar Allan Poe in a moment of writer’s block”, by Gary Larson
(I know this image doesn’t quite go with this prompt,
but it made me laugh so hard that I couldn’t resist sharing it.)
Please delight Mr. Linky with the direct link to your poem. Visit other Toads. Have a blast.