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Poetry Fishbowl Open!
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: December 17th, 2007 11:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay, I put these together with Avalon's "in the tree tops" and haikujaguar's "*little sigh* Write me something about the longing for cold in winter where the sun never wanes." The result is a prose poem, "Letter to a Friend in Florida," describing the delightful aspects of winter to someone who never sees them.

For those not familiar with the form, a prose poem is a literary chimera that doesn't have deliberate line breaks, but is crammed full of alliteration, vivid imagery, and other techniques more characteristic of poetry than prose. I'm not a fan of the form, and I almost never write these. (Congratulations on getting me into different territory. That's part of the point of a fishbowl.) Here's a page about prose poems:
http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5787
ellenmillion From: ellenmillion Date: December 18th, 2007 12:24 am (UTC) (Link)
How awesome! I have a friend in Florida who's never seen snow - let me know if it ever gets printed somewhere, as I will HAVE to send it to her. :) :)
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