Wisp (an acrostic poem)

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Winding through the dark recesses of my mind

I follow the glimmer of an idea as it floats just out of reach

So I shouldn’t have been surprised when I fell into a mental swamp

Pushing me under the murky surface to drown in the fetid cerebral sludge

Wise (an acrostic poem)

person holding gray twist pen and white printer paper on brown wooden table

Words tumbled from his fingers and pooled upon the page

Irrigating the fertile ground allowing new thoughts to take root

Slowly those ideas grow tall and strong, awaiting harvest

Examining his crop, he began harvesting those who’s time had come and pruning the rest

Trash (an acrostic poem)

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The words she first typed were complete garbage

Reaching deeper, she tried again, trying to have them make artistic sense

As she typed, though, she knew these were still rubbish

She decided to keep going, but that feeling never seemed to leave her subconscious

How even after all the self-doubt she was a bestselling author amazed her every day

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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