Saturday, April 12, 2014

Still




A note on form:  Recently over at dVerse Poets Pub, poets we're asked to through their hat in the ring for inventing a poetic form.  There were a lot of interesting ones presented.  So, I figured I'd try to give some of them a go.  This was created for those with short attention spans.  Sparked from the mind of Brian Miller comes the form he has dubbed tenWord.

On whittling down:  One might think ten words should be easy to put together, but...well they'd be wrong, at least for me.  This started as "every breath is a labor of love; I wish was for me." (12 words)  Then I managed, "every breath is a labor of love, just not for me." (11 words)  Getting closer. It actually took me way too long to realize a contraction would get me to the final count of ten.

About the image:  The photo was taken by me.  The original rose was a deep pink.  I used an app called Aviary to edit to what you see above (minus the words).  As to the words...which have a magnetic poetry feel...they were added using an app called Poetics.


2 comments:

Brian Miller said...

great turn
even in ten words...
to me it speaks of a life of service....i will be writing more tenword later this week for sure. smiles...glad you had fun with it...

Nathaniel C. Oliver said...

"I sent back the jackboots; they're a size too small." Couldn't live without contractions... or semicolons, for that matter!

Sometimes more than ten words is just meaningless repetition rather than an elaboration on a theme; you did well with yours, I think.