For today's prompt, write a poem with a hole in it. The hole could be referenced in the poem, which could be about subjects such as hitting a golf ball in the hole, punching a hole in the wall, or even visiting a hole in the wall bar. Of course, with everyone flexing their concrete poetry skills lately, I'm sure at least a few poets might take a stab at writing a poem with an actual hole in the middle (maybe a doughnut-shaped poem?). Another possibility is to write a poem with a hole in its logic, but I'm sure you can find any number of loop-holes for attacking this prompt.Another good prompt that was hard to wrap my head around at first. I know what I wanted to say, it was just finding the right way to say it. I made a false start that has a good line or two in it – another .5 poem that will need surgery as well as revision.
I had to run through the various types of hole and come up with the over done hole in the heart. That was my aborted attempt to say something new on the topic. I may still be able to pull it off, but not right now.
My second poem ricocheted off the idea of a hole in the universe, which, like the movies, zoomed in and became a bit more personal. I wrote on what it was like to be the hole in the middle of everything. And nothing.
The poems come a bit easier when I don't try and outthink them, or try and outwit the prompt. If I just relax and go with the ideas that come to mind readily, things go much smoother. Hopefully I can carry that method forward after November is done.
One haiku and one tanka, neither on the prompt directly – maybe covertly.
Poems - 1.5
Haiku - 1
Tanka - 1
To Date Total
Poems - 28
Haiku - 21
Tanka - 41