Formal Fluency Listful Challenge
|Deadline:||Sep 7, 2012|
Not yet anyway.
It whispered in yesterday,
On a late summer breeze
Hinting at pumpkin spice
And falling leaves.
The seasons aren’t quite ready to change yet, but they’re on their way. For this challenge, I’m going to ask you to do two things: write a list poem about the changing seasons and create a stairstep effect with it. What do I mean by stairstep effect? In the example, my first line has 1 word. My second line has 2 words, and so on and so forth, until the midpoint of the poem (which is completely up to you where you put it). When you get to the midpoint, start counting back down to one word. We’re not counting syllables, just the number of words per line.
What’s a list poem? A list poem is designed to explore things in greater detail. I’m not talking about a grocery list, not in the sense of “I need eggs and flour and an avacado.” In my example, I look at fall using the breeze that blows in, pumpkin spice, and falling leaves—all things that collectively help define fall for me. I would like you to do the same for the season of your choice.
Want some more info about list poems? Try here.
Let's get listful.
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|1st prize:||$15 via PayPal|
Entries must be received before midnight of Friday, September 7th (UTC time) and the winner will be announced within one week of that date.
Entries must be list poems forming a stairstep effect as stated in the description about the changing of the seasons. It doesn't have to be summer-to-fall, it can be any season of your choice.
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