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NaPoWriMo #25: Switching Direction


poe cover
The challenge today is “to write a poem that begins with a line from another poem (not necessarily the first one), but then goes elsewhere with it”. I chose a single word from Poe’s “The Raven” and wrote a short verse going in a vastly different direction.

On Trochaic Meter

Nevermore –stressed, unstressed–
Poems like that will I write.
Trochees are just way too weird,
Just too hard to get it right.

Ljgloyd. 2016


2 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo #25: Switching Direction

  1. Oh, loved it, and I can relate! You veered Poe’s iconic weird well!

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