Write (an acrostic poem)

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Words dribble out of my fingers

Raw unfiltered fragments of imagination

Incandescent with flashes of brilliance

Though often followed by long droughts of darkness

Engulfing everything in shades of mediocrity

Story (an acrostic poem)

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Solid pieces of imagination

That are forced into reality through the writer’s skill and anxiety

Order forged out of the chaos of emotions

Released into the world to live or die upon the whims of readers

Yet likely the author will mourn either way

An Attempt at an Awdl Gywydd Poem

 

An Awdl Gywydd poem is a poetic form found in Welsh literature.  These are the rules of the form:

There are four lines per stanza

Each line contains seven syllables

The final syllable of the first and third lines rhyme with the 3rd-5th syllable of the following lines respectively

The second and fourth lines need to rhyme.

 

This is a link to the page which does a better job explaining it as well as has much better written examples can be found here:

https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-poetry/awdl-gywydd-poetic-forms

 

Here is my attempt at two stanzas, warts and all.


Trying a new poetry form

The words swarm into their line

Can I make this poem work?

Crafting takes guesswork and time

 

Hope I leave you with a smile

The trial was not too bad

This Welsh poem type is strange

Where the rhymes exchange a tad

 

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Empty (an acrostic poem)

 

Emaciated emotional state

Means he didn’t even feel numb

Pushing aside those around him who care

The worst part was normally he was so full of life

Yet here he was, a walking black hole of nothingness

 

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Poet (an acrostic poem)

 

Perceiving the world through the lens of the soul

Ordering the chaos while making order more chaotic

Everything is their purview, and yet they focus on the basic building blocks

Those are love, loss, hope, despair and the building blocks of humanity

 

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