Hey there all you rockers and rollers.
It’s my Day Twenty-Eight entry of NanoPoblano AKA National Blog Posting Month (but with a mischievous bunch of spicy peppery players known as Cheer Peppers) and I’m back with another video because I love you all (please, don’t laugh, I really do 🙂 )
Check out the Facebook Live performance of my latest poem.
For today’s poems (yes, multiple ones!), I decided to write more than just one because I went with another prompt that has a quite short form and it looked very interesting to attempt the little beast, which is called a “Clarity Pyramid”.
They consist of two sets of triplets and a single line at the end. The syllable count is 1,2,3 then 5,6,7 and 8 at the end.
I used a random word generator and cycled through it until I found words that I was happy to play the pyramid construction game with. With regard to the overall title of the poem, I brainstormed how to put all of the poem titles together (which are your keywords at the start of each pyramid).
If you have a four word title in mind (I personally think three or four of these pyramids are a good number to work with) that gives you multiple ways to express each of the words that you want to use, then I see no harm in starting with a title first and expanding each of the words into separate poems, since that is what you do with each individual poem in the first place, you work your way forward from the title word.
Also, you don’t have to do four of them, you can do one or as many of them as you like and string them together just like I have done, it is a very flexible form 🙂
For guidance on how to construct them (you really should, they are nice, simple and would appeal to fans of shorter forms like haikus, I’m looking at you The Illusion Of Controlled Chaos 🙂 ) then take a look at the link provided by those wonderful peeps over at Shadow Poetry:-
Also, since I such a groovy dude…y, here are some other alternative prompts to help you jam and boogie with your own poetry stylings:-
And finally here are my poems in written form for you to get to see what a “Clarity Pyramid” looks like all up in your grill and then you too can have your own little moment of clarity 😉
Photo by adamtepl from Pixabay
TRY a new BEAT, if you’re LATE then turn the PAGE” by David Ellis
Odds stacked against you
Sing the blues, come out fighting
“Always set one’s sights on the stars”
Pulse, dance, transcendence
Soul sparks, swelling swiftly
Taken for rides of our lives
“Endless magic found in music”
Panic, try to rush
Situations made worse
Focus, relax, release stress
“Time, unrelenting illusion”
Rustling of paper
Makes hearts flutter, minds race
Journeys to worlds, we escape
Still want more? We’ve got plenty of opportunities to keep you company for my final few days of this monthly challenge. How about some other Day Twenty-Eight posts by talented ladies and men who have participated in the Pepper challenge throughout the month of November 🙂