Today’s prompt is an epistolary poem — a poem in the form of a letter. In particular, I challenge you to write a poem addressing an inanimate object — Dear Headache, Dear Goldfish Bowl, etc. But that’s not all. Try to include at least 4 of the below in your poem:
1) a song lyric
2) a historical fact
3) an oddball adjective-noun combination (like red grass or loud silence)
4) a fruit
5) the name of a street in your neighborhood
6) a measure of distance.An Epistle to PoetryMy Sweetest Poetry,I have loved you since I first heard Suess rhymeThough I did not quite know it at the timeAnd since then I’ve hoped I could connectWith a world that your beauty seems to rejectThrough tasty words and silver-tongued phrasesAnd perhaps at last feel worth these praisesI saw you today on Overlook CourtYou frolicked with children in their made up sportYou glanced my way and sang my tune“You and me together, we can do anything” and soon!From miles away I still hear you callTo feast on the fruit of love and fallIn love again with words and sign my renditionLike Eliot, Frost and Hemingway signed Pound’s petitionTo free the poet who was held for treasonI’ll do the same for all mankind is shackled by reasonAnd misses what surrounds and can’t see the beautyBut instead sits placidly and settles for dutyOh, Poetry will you help me awakenWhat man thinks is beautiful, for He is mistakenPS- I hope I’ve not been forward, as it seems,Please find enclosed all my hopes and dreams.