Anti-Form Cascade Poem


PAD Challenge #23  For Poetic Asides (Two for Tuesday)

1. Write a form poem. This poem can cover any subject you want, but it should be written using a poetic form.

2. Write an anti-form poem. This poem doesn’t have to follow a poetic form, but it should communicate the poet’s distaste for poetic forms.

Anti-Form Cascade Poem

Have never particularly liked poetic forms.
Prefer to color outside the lines. Using internal rhyme,
allows me to explore own inner rhythms.

Have tried, many times, to orchestrate end rhyme,
but too often meaning becomes obscured, language impure.
Have never particularly liked poetic forms.

Normal is never what I would desire to be.
Like freedom to follow my instinctual guide,
prefer to color outside the lines, using internal rhyme

to find the place that suits me best, tests my mettle. Stretches
choice to a voice in fine fettle, singing its singular hymn,
that allows me to explore own inner rhythms.

Elizabeth Crawford  11/23/10

*This was deliciously wicked fun!

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4 Responses to Anti-Form Cascade Poem

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  2. pamela says:

    An enjoyable poem. I love the fact that you are not afraid to be an individual.
    I particularly love your sign off.

    Lol, Pamela. It really was fun to use a form poem to be anti-poetic forms. And I do try to be an individual. More times than not it gets me in trouble, but that just makes life all the more interesting. Hope you are enjoying yourself,



  3. I enjoyed the anti form poem. The inner rhythm is the key!

    Thank you Annell, I have always believed that about poetry and life. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving,



  4. vivinfrance says:

    Je suis d’accord: internal rhymes, half rhymes, subtlety and freedom, that’s what gives your poems their power. Glad you’re rebelling!

    Have to laugh Viv, I’ve been rebelling for most of my existence. This one wasn’t hard to do, it was loads of fun, and thanks for stopping and commenting,



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