Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Godawful Poetry Fortnight - Year Eight

Godawful Poetry Fortnight was founded in 2008. It starts on the 19th August and runs up to the 31st August. This blog is its literal and spiritual home. All previous posts on the subject here are tagged thus.

Our Patron Saint is William Wordsworth.
And he gets this signal honour for saying that poetry "is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings." Way too many aspiring poets have rallied behind that banner, too few going so far as recollecting those emotions in tranquillity, let alone reading the rest of the preface to Lyrical Ballads (which can be found on Bartleby, for those interested).
Godawful Poetry Fortnight isn't a competition. But we do invite all poets—beginners, much published, academics—to have a bit of fun and deliberately write bad poetry. As opposed to, you know, writing it accidentally.

The True Believers Challenge: post thirteen Godawful Poems, one on each day of the Fortnight.)

For those who need them, I'll post prompts here, or on Twitter, one for every day.

1 comment:

Ms. Chanandler Bong said...

Day 2.
Prompt: Write an ode to your favourite politician. Or godwoman / godman.

There was once a man named Tharoor
Who was an excellent orator, zaroor
A cameo in Andaz Apna Apna he did
A fact to which he'd readily admit
If not for his relentless garoor