The Last Friday

The Last Friday is a poetry editing group. Once a month, we post a poem and then offer feedback to the other poems on the Forum. We're a friendly but honest group. We value each other deeply and desire for every poet to be published or become famous.


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    Karen

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    Location : North Little Rock

    ... so sorry ...

    Post  Karen on Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:45 am

    I woke up this morning wondering if I had missed Last Friday, and I had!

    A writing bud and I are teaching some teen workshops at CALS in preparation for the teen poetry contest at Lit Fest.  We're tossing around poem-starters of all kinds.  One I like is the apology poem.  So much so, here's mine.

    THIS IS JUST TO SAY

    (for William Carlos Williams)

    I didn't watch
    the end
    of that movie
    Your favorite

    I know
    you love it
    because you told me
    all the good parts

    Forgive me
    It was so long
    and the pillow
    so soft

    In other news ... poem-starters WELCOME, O Ye of Great Experience.

    Pat

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    Join date : 2011-09-12

    WCW's apology poem

    Post  Pat on Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:43 pm

    Simple, to the point, just like WCW often was.  I laughed at S 2.  I've never thought about starters for poems.  Interesting thought.  Apology poems. I just never categorized them as such. You have just opened my eyes!   I can see that it would be highly helpful to the teen not knowing where to begin!  My hat is off to you, Karen.
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    tsukany

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    Great Fun

    Post  tsukany on Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:51 am

    This is a fun poem.  I think it works just fine.

    Todd

    Dewell H. Byrd

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    Age : 87
    Location : Central Point, OR

    THIS IS JUST TO SAY

    Post  Dewell H. Byrd on Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:45 pm

    Simple, concise, fresh... feels very human.  If it is an apology someone must have tongue in cheek.  Starter lines for poems?  Just listen to what kids say, no, twitter.  Kids talk so much faster than I listen these days.  I like the fact this poem does not wander all over the page.
    Well done.  Dewell

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