Sestina's can be the most difficult of all. Six words and a workout; how to morph and stretch and cajole, and dream new meanings from the words. How to make them new.
Blackout poems are a fun reminder of your voice. Even though someone else's words, a writer can always find a story of their own.
Identity pieces are difficult to write no matter how old you are. But, in youth, the idea of who we are--of who we can be--is so deeply rooted in the people we know and the culture we are immersed in. Sometimes that feels like a warm blanket. Others, it's more like being stuck in limbo.
It's February. The month of Valentines. But the romantic love February celebrates is only the beginning. This student poet knew that. She wasn't afraid to write about a love bigger and harder to define.
Welcome to February!
In thinking about this month's writing challenge, I thought we would go back to romance at its finest! The Sonnet: 14 lines, iambic pentameter (so, ten syllables//5 stressed, 5 unstressed), rhyming in quatrains and closing in a couplet (ABAB, CDCD, EFEF, GG).
Write a sonnet, not for a person but, for a place that makes you feel love.
If all else fails, check out this sonnet generator!
Good luck! Post below for comments and feedback!