"So for this contest, I’ve taken the basic premise of the TV show and applied it to poetry – but without the dejected countenances and broken dreams. I call it “Poetry…Cubed!” Here’s how it works:
- Use the 3 images (“cubed,” get it??) below as inspiration to write a poem. (simple so far, yes?)
- The poem can be any form, any number of lines, rhyming or not. (also simple, yes?)
- The only hitch is that you need to include a reference to all three images in the poem – either via concrete imagery or something more abstract. (Heck, it’s poetry, so feel free to stretch the boundaries!)"
Here are the three images Matt has chosen. I'm going to go for it right now, this morning, and see what happens--I'm thinking of Erica Jong and calling this thing I do "the draftless luck"--from nothing to published piece in one flighty leap!
hot wheels of
a long low road
bee blazes a trail
towards one red center
in the distance
lights upon it
in the theater
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There's my entry, Matt! The round-up is at Life on the Deckle Edge with the ever-delightful Robyn Hood Black.