So, I read about the double dactyl form of poetry on Kelly Fineman’s blog on Poetry Friday and decided to try one this weekend. I had never even heard of it!
Yesterday, as my kids were were shopping for inappropriate Halloween costumes (who knew the devil wore such a short skirt?), I plunked myself down in a Starbucks with a light orange creme and a notebook and pen, determined to write a double dactyl.
Like Kelly, I only share my so-so poems, because once a poem is blogged, it’s technically, in the eyes of many publishers, published. So if I’m hoping to sell a poem, I can’t share it online publicly.
Luckily for you (or maybe unluckily), my double dactyl is indeed only so-so, so I have no qualms about sharing it online. On top of that, it’s preachy, which I usually try to strenuously avoid in my poetry or any writing! But I still had fun writing it, and it came out quickly after I decided unconstitutional would be my double dactyl word. So here ya go:
What’s All the Fuss About?
What’s all the fuss about?
How are you threatened by
folks unlike you?
How can a couple be
Try some compassion and
find a new view!
Thanks, Kelly! It’s always fun to learn a new form. I’m going to try to incorporate one–a good one–into my next collection for Capstone!
P.S. Everyone, do not comment to tell me why homosexuality is a sin. Generally, I like debating issues, but if you feel that way, this is a case where I’m not interested in your opinion. Feel free to write your own poem expressing your own views on your own blog :>)