June 04, 2010

The Water Measurer

splashProfessor David Morley presents the sixth Poetry Challenge "in which we splash about in nouns before going deeper and learning to swim with verbs". This episode is about finding forms and shapes for your poems and challenges you to explore pantoums, sonnets and villanelles.

Don't be shy about sharing your responses to this poetry challenge here on the blog where others will be able to appreciate them.

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  1. Anon

    They trained us in the art from early years
    Us method actors learned to live the role
    And words, like water, poured in through our ears
    Our soft young thoughts a sponge then for the old
    I’m tired of the part they’ve had me play
    That treats the extras better than the best
    And for itself reserves the dead and grey
    Speaks only lines as branded in its flesh
    I long to lose the costume for a while
    And wear the type of clothes that better fit
    Forgoing the pre-designated style
    But longing is a feature of the script

    They moulded us as old had moulded them
    Recursive through the years until the end

    04 Jun 2010, 14:47

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