Poetry Friday is not lamenting but crowing over at GottaBook with Gregory K.
At our house, Gregory's "fibs" got everyone excited, especially my mathematician of a daughter, and I found J. Patrick's "zeno" intriguing as well. Intermittently I get an idea for another "definition" poem, which is not a form exactly but an intention for a poem: in few words it attempts to capture the essence of a less common word. It started with this one, written after D1, then in third grade, asked "What does immaculate mean?" and then separately, assigned me to write a poem of at least 10 lines. So I synergized:
smudge of mud
jot of rot
tulip leaves of clean green
tulip petals of pure red
Here's a new one, first draft, from this week's engagement with D2's Level 16 nonfiction text entitled Squirrels.
Definitions # 12
reading about squirrels
your throat tightens
on seeing the limp body of the squirrel
under the cruel talons of the hawk
reading about hawks
your heart leaps
on seeing the skill of the hawk
as it drops onto the fleet squirrel
it's all a matter of
Now I wonder if I should formalize it after all...see how both have exactly 10 lines? and they want to fall into three stanzas of 3, 3 and 2 lines, with the last word being the word they define. Maybe it needs a name...the "definito"? Should the title also be the word in question? Anyone else want to play?