Tuesday, October 26, 2004

This sadistic challenge

was posed to John & I by Adam Golaski. We're still looking for more.

The form:

rule 1.
11 lines per stanza, 3 stanzas, 11 syllables per stanza.

rule 2.
The line "an engine boils afternoon air above &" must appear in the poem.

rule 3.
The word engine must be used at least 3 times (this includes the line that must be in the poem).

rule 4.
at least 4 other automotive parts must appear in the poem.

rule 5.
The word "and" is always to be written as an ampersand (&).

The title:
"The Afternoon Slant"

4 comments:

morescotch said...

"The Afternoon Slant"

an
en
-gine
boils
af-
ter-
noon
air
a-
bove
&

cans
of
beer
on
the
bran-
ches
ding
like
bells
call-

ing
in
so
man-
y
tin-
y
cows
from
Cub-
a

-sam amadon

morescotch said...

sorry. i wasn't paying attention to the rules. i'll try harder

Adam Golaski said...

Ahem. A slight error typing created what I believe to be an impossible project. I meant the rule to read 11 sylables PER LINE, not per stanza, as it does read. I take full responsibility, though I do admire the attempts made.

Clearly, "madness takes control"

Anonymous said...

This truly is sadistic, but I'm doing it. I've been working on it for days and so far I only have 6 lines. You will be proud.

-Katey