In my ongoing quest to write things that don’t sound like something I would write, this year I began giving myself monthly writing challenges. While driving home from a closing reception this evening, my November challenge—and my first poem—came to me.
For lack of a better name/label, I am referring to this one as the alphabet poem challenge. It has
two three requirements:
- Starting with the letter A, each poem will bear a title that begins with the corresponding letter in the alphabet. Thus, the first poem will have a title starting with A, the second poem will have a title starting with B, and so on.
- The title must come first.
- The poem will contain the number of lines corresponding to the letter’s position in the alphabet. So, the A poem will have one line, the B poem two lines, the C poem three lines, and so on.
This could get weird…
(30 October 2016—edited October 31)