Forest Horse (and Burro) Blog
Wednesday, April 05 2017
Assonance--A Donkey Poetry Challenge
This month I challenge you to write a long-ear villanelle, a hee-haw haiku, a sonnet for a jennet, Burros by Basho, a mule ghazal, a paint pantoum, a poitou prose poem, free-roaming free verse, asinine rhyme, a molly melody or a burro ballad. Please share in the comments and attribute the author.
I mention several verse forms. Form is a simple way to create a structure for myself—clear and kind directives to alleviate anxiety in the poet, horse or donkey. Rhyme and repetition in many of the forms can also help to guide a frisky mind. The easiest form is the acrostic in which you spell a word down the page, using each letter to form words which will join up to create an acrostic poem! The other forms can be looked up by search engine. Have fun.
Here is my poem which is a sonnet. Many of the lines came from Writing with the Herd. Next gathering is April 30 from 10 to 12:30 and will include drumming and writing. See Events Page for more information.
As if prayer were an inquisitive burro
For Benny. (almost a haiku) Beautiful Benny Ancient Sage, Friend to All, but A lonely Soldier. I hear Benny's song Unapologetic Ode, a Universal protest.
Posted by Sarah on 04/22/2017 08:42:21