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Two poems …

I attempted a couple of poetry styles – an ‘echo’ poem and a ‘diamante’ poem …

I wrote a couple of small (and imperfectly formed) poems…The first was my take on an ‘echo’ poem* where the prompt was ‘edge’. Typically oblique, I made U2’s guitarist, the Edge, (aka David Howell Evans) the subject…

Who am I?

When you are with friends, what are you called?
Bald!
You were born on which day?
Sunday
On whose guitars magical chords do you etch?
Gretsch
An item of clothing reflecting your personae?
Bandana
You travel the world in boats, trains… and?
Planes?
When you are on stage, what name do they allege?
Edge


On Anne You Huang’s poetry blog I found an excellent (and far more proficient) example of an echo poem …




My second poem is a diamante where the prompts were a starting point of ‘young’ and an ending of ‘old’. The idea was a smooth transition from one to another. See how I did…

Age

Young
Elastic, callow
Springing, laughing, everlasting
New every day, Seen it all
Bending, stumbling, aching
Jaded, painful
Old


By adewils

In 2008 I attended a couple of creative writing courses. Then I joined a writing group and wrote some more. Eventually I ended up with a lot of pieces of work scattered around in books and folders, as well as floating around the Internet. I bought a domain name and decided a blog would be a nice place to put my writing. This is my creative outlet and I hope you find something here you like.

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