Today’s prompt from the Found Poetry Review’s Oulipost Project: Melting snowball.
“A text in which each word has one letter less than the preceding one, and the last word only one letter. From your newspaper, select a starting word, and then continue adding words of decreasing length from the same source article or passage. Challenge yourself further by only using words in order as you encounter them in the text.“
I enjoy the way this sounds. It’s sort of like Yoda poetry, only less practical wisdom probably. And I like the shapes. Stalactites of words. Only… No. I’ll stand by it. Stalactites of words.
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