Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
So, this month, our Poetry Princess challenge was the bop poem, and I didn’t like it. It’s a longer (to me) form, and I liked a few of the examples I read, but it’s not a form that calls out to me. But, growth mindset, right? :>D Sometimes a prompt that’s really challenging ends up teaching me a lot.
We were assigned the refrain, “Let’s kick that can down the road.” I had written a previous attempt at a bop before I realized we were all writing with the same refrain. In our live writing session, Mary Lee threw out the fact that if we were struggling (ahem), we could always write about the struggle. Perhaps the approach is a bit of a cop out, but thank God for Mary Lee. This first draft is already miles better than my other attempt (which tells you a lot).
Take a peek at all the Poetry Sisters’ poems, and check out #PoetryPals on social media, where others might be posting these, too!
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Poetry Sister Tanita Davis is rounding us up this week, so don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup!
Want to write with us next month? Write a definito poem, a cool form that I first learned about from Heidi Mordhorst, and post on September 26 on your blog and/or on social media with #PoetryPals!