As a person who loves to be inventive in my own way, it was a while back that having been inspired by the likes of the Sonnet, Limerick and Haiku, I thought about trying to develop my own poetic format. This is what I ended up developing. Who knows, maybe it will catch on.
I call it Singular Linearism.
The name is a result of the fact that it is made up only lines of a single word or single small phrase of less that 5 words. The full piece can be either 16 or 20 lines. And the structure is as follows:
If 16 lines –
Lines 1 – 3 – One word
Line 4 – One phrase of 3 to 4 words
Lines 5 – 7 – One word
Line 8 – One phrase of 3 to 4 words
Lines 9 – 11 – One word
Line 12 – One phrase of 3 to 4 words
Lines 13 – 15 – One word
Line 16 – One phrase of 3 to 4 words
If using 20 lines the phase should be at lines 5, 10, 15 and 20.
Here is a short list of some of my favorite works of master poets.
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Guest post by Kevin Morris
In the car park.
The truth stark
With the leaves
Who do not deceive.
Yet to grieve
Over lost hope
Helps no one cope.
As the rain
On the window pane
Of a chain Café
Where I picked up the bill to pay.
No doubt, all this will seem far away.
Kevin Morris was born in Liverpool on 6 January 1969. Having obtained a BA (hons) in history and politics, and an MA in political theory from the University College of Swansea, Kevin Moved to London where he now lives and works.
All of Kevin’s books can be found on Amazon. For his latest collection of poetry, “Refractions” please visit, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01L5UC2H2.
Most people realize that the city of Boston is known for many historic events and individuals but it might come as a surprise to people that one of the oldest cities in the country has also been the home of some of the great authors and poets of our time.
This unique video shows just how the city is now showcasing it.
This world can be a crazy place
These are surely trying times. As such, I put my thoughts and feelings into this poem. It’s a bit abstract but not nearly as much as some of my work and may very well cause some individuals to be a bit turned off or even angered. But, how each person reacts is up to he or she and aren’t two the the major reasons for the creation of any art the ability to make people feel and the ability to make them think?
Well, here goes:
Being put out into the sky
Lies, lies, lies
And beamed back into boxes
That infect our ears and eyes
They put them to the page
Either with keyboard or pen ink
Hoping they will steal
Your ability to think
Now they have largely succeeded
This goal they have achieved
Young and old alike
Both so willingly deceived
A slavery freely chosen
They are promised material things
Either ignorant or uncaring
The “poor” living as kings
And when the truth comes out
They decry it as hate
Somehow still content
With their own decaying fate
Most people out there have been powerfully impacted in some way or another by some work of literature or a book of some type. This is not a new idea and not all that shocking of an idea. However, in recent times, the medical community has come to view books as a great tool in treating those of us with some sort of mental health issue. In the UK, there are now works specifically deigned for teens (13-18) to help them with things like anxiety, depression, eating disorders and self-harm, and difficult life pressures, such as bullying and exams.
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