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Greetings Garden Dwellers!
I’m here with an Out of Standard challenge to keep the momentum going as the end of April approaches.
Today, we’ll visit a common form called the list poem, and we’ll put a teeny twist to it just to keep things interesting.
What is a list poem?
A list poem is simply that. A list or inventory of items, people, places, or ideas. They often involve repetition.
From Walt Whitman to Dr. Seuss, poets have used the list format as a way to break free of traditional expectations and conjure forth some powerful work.
Write a list poem of five. Five of anything. Five things you need at the grocery. Five people who got exactly what they had coming. Your five favorite things overheard on the street. Five things you haven’t been able to throw away. You get the point. The mic is warm. The stage is yours.