Need a challenge?

by Suburban Saint
originally published at 08:34PM on Sunday, September 16, 2007

Write me the most poetic thing that you can accomplish without using rhyme, assonance, consanance, meter, stanza’s, purposeful aliteration, or any other of the common poetic tools.

Write it like a story with the style of a poem.

There won’t be a “winner” or any voting, its just for fun and for the challenge.

Good luck, can’t wait to see what you all can do.




  • from Stovohobo:

    What if you write it and later find out it uses any of those? Because really, you can’t expect everyone to go back and check to see if those are present. Ha, anyway, sounds cool. I’ll see….

  • from Amaryllis:

    so…..basically just free verse?

  • from Kermitgorf:

    poetry is not my thang! but good idea forthose brave enuff to try.

  • from Alexa ♥:

    Could you publish an example? I’m not sure if you mean a short story told with poetic language (which you do all the frakkin time) or a fiction story told through free-verse poetry, such as Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology and Karen Hesse’s Out of the Dust.

  • from Suburban Saint:

    either or, whatever works for you.

    i just want something beautiful that doesn’t conform to what people think makes poetry beautiful.

  • from artistsrunwild:

    does my “our revolution” ficlet count?!

    its semi poetic but i think has a rhythm to it

    and im not sure about the other things lol

    but im glad you liked it anyways
    thanks !

  • from artistsrunwild:

    well i wrote another one even if it doesnt

    its an english translation of a german poem i wrote

    (also posted on ficlets – please read and comment if you understand/speak german! i would love to find anyone who does!)

    but im not sure if this one has assonance or not
    but hope everyone likes it – i dont
    its better in german but ho hum

  • from THX 0477:

    Yeah, that one’s beyond me. I’d just wind up using the poetic stuff on accident and flogging myself in the editing process.