Poetry Prompts Day 5 – OctPoWriMo 2016 – Sharp

BRAMBLES TO VICTORY

prickly heat
prickly brambles
brambles so sharp
brambles so rough
rough and acute
rough and keen
keen to pleased
keen to be sharp
sharp suit and all
sharp tongue though
though I like you
though I’m your friend
friend for life
friend in deeds
deeds and words
deeds that peaked
peaked officer’s cap
peaked and sickly
sickly sweet
sickly fable of lovers
lovers delight
lovers barbed
barbed wire
barbed arrows
arrows so sharp
arrows of Cupid
Cupid’s target
Cupid’s match
match of the day
match and colour
colour my world
colour she enjoys
enjoys the garden
enjoys being with you
you look sharp
you look dashing
dashing and bold
dashing to impress
impress I am
impress of his fingers
fingers and toes
fingers and thumbs
thumbs up
thumbs for love
love you more
love for victory
victory for peace
victory we seek
seek
peace*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* The Blitz Poem, a poetry form created by Robert Keim.

This form of poetry is a stream of short phrases and images with repetition and rapid flow.

Begin with one short phrase, it can be a cliché. Begin the next line with another phrase that begins with the same first word as line 1. The first 48 lines should be short, but at least two words.

The third and fourth lines are phrases that begin with the last word of the 2nd phrase, the 5th and 6th lines begin with the last word of the 4th line, and so on, continuing, with each subsequent pair beginning with the last word of the line above them, which establishes a pattern of repetition.

Continue for 48 total lines with this pattern, And then the last two lines repeat the last word of line 48, then the last word of line 47.

The title must be only three words, with some sort of preposition or conjunction joining the first word from the third line to the first word from the 47th line, in that order.

There should be no punctuation. When reading a BLITZ, it is read very quickly, pausing only to breathe.

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