cafenowhere: coffee cup with sugar packets that read WTF (hammer head)
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Today I'm working on what I envision as a tripartite poem. Each piece is inspired by a different word. Those of you who follow me on Twitter might remember, during Sirens 16, my note to self consisting of "sidekick wingman scapegoat."

Each piece should work as a standalone poem. I toyed with the idea of using the triolet form for each but decided the repetition wouldn't advance the theme. So for the first poem, I'm now experimenting with The Bop:

6-line stanza presenting problem
refrain
8-line stanza exploring or expanding on the problem
refrain
6-line stanza presenting solution or failed attempt(s) to solve

I think the form could work for all three poems, but I won't lock myself into that decision just yet.

Date: 2016-11-02 05:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] asakiyume.livejournal.com
Cool. By problem, you mean an issue or theme that you're exploring in the poem?

Date: 2016-11-02 07:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cafenowhere.livejournal.com
I understand it much more literally. This article provides an example and draws a comparison to blues music. My current draft is falling well short of the power of blues, however. ;)

Date: 2016-11-02 06:32 pm (UTC)
gwynnega: (coffee poisoninjest)
From: [personal profile] gwynnega
Oh, I've never heard of The Bop!

Date: 2016-11-02 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cafenowhere.livejournal.com
I hadn't either, but last week I was trying to track down "sevenling" (I remembered the concept but not the term) and I found an article listing a bunch of different poetic forms. I took notes in my art journal, figuring they'd come in handy during WriPoMo. :)

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