Poetry Forms Easily Explained - a work of Bianca with additions by kansaspoet
|It was given as writing prompt in a Dutch writing group: "Write a 160".
The 160 is a 21st century poetry form. Adapted from the number of characters that can be placed in an SMS; the 160 is challenging the poet to write compact, using exactly 160 characters, including spaces, commas etc. It is limiting, but also challenging...
Cute little man, with silver hair,
Lounging on my lap,
Are you afraid that,
When you wake up,
I might have disappeared?
Rest assured, I’ll watch over you.
© Bianca 31-1-2008
Word count in MS is a helpful tool to create your 160. Give it a try if you like!
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