Saturday, April 18, 2009

Addition Poems

Hey fellow poets! I just learned a new poetry form called an addition poem. I say it's a new form for two reasons: 1. I had never heard of it before and 2. I couldn't find any info on the internet. I wrote some instructions at:
How to Write an Addition Poem

I have written one addition poem in response to a challenge. It is not a Christian poem per se, so I will just post the link for anyone who wants to read it:

An addition poem about solitude and loneliness written in honor of National Poetry Month.

Anyone else want to try one?

6 comments:

susanwalkergirl said...

That is very interesting and challenging too. Nice job Kathryn.

Karen Gladys Henry said...

I had never heard of that either, but I like to experiment myself. So one time I tried this poem where each line has a word of 1 letter, then 2, up to seven. It was difficult, but I just let the sentences sort of float in their own syntax, and it really happened I think. Let me see if I can post this here (it's really hard to format):

Converseven


I do not have peace sinful earthly
I Am all hope haven heaven Creator
I do not know Light speaks clearly
I Am the Lord Jesus Christ eternal
O if you will touch Saviour quickly

I do not have trust please restore
I Am all good Truth healer blessed
I am but dust dirty broken deliver
I Am the Life blood person cleanse
I do see Love enter Spirit forgive
O be now made whole living forever
I am new keep faith always freedom
I to you Word fresh impart reveals

I in joy give dance Father praises
I Am the Vine fruit growth abiding
I on You rely dwell deeply commune
O if you love share richly command
I do yes obey child chosen servant
I Am God holy power gentle perfect
I in awe self dying humbly worship

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Karen Gladys Henry said...
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Karen Gladys Henry said...

and now I'm seeing that I used the British spelling for Savior and it doesn't work! i can't count!! duh

Karen Gladys Henry said...

I like yours, and thanks for sharing that method. I'll have to try it!

Kathryn Darden said...

That is a very interesting poem, Karen. Thanks for sharing it - it is another good example of a creative way to do an addition poem!