ABC is not easy as 123
This week’s assignment was to use the alphabet to guide the lines of a poem between two words. I chose “before” and “Venus.” (I’m not sure where they came from. The air?)
I came up with “Eaten alive: The history of affection” and it’s posted over at “i am maureen” (leave a comment here if you need the password). The poem is one of those that is grateful to the exercise/prompt that yielded it but can’t stay in its current form if it’s to become a successful poem. If I decide to work with it, I won’t force the lines to break at the place that shows off the alphabet, for example.
As promised, I had great fun reading the dictionary, and as a bonus I made some lists of words I hope to use in other pieces.