Drawing a blank – Verse, that is?

On Thursday, August 18, 2016, the world of letters will rise on its iambic, trochee, dactyl and/or spondee feet to celebrate Bad Poetry Day. (http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/amlit/quiz/termquiz.html)

According to the Official Rules of Bad Poetry Day, “poetry can be any literary work written or spoken, composed in metrical form.” Horrifying as this may be horrifying to purists, these are The Rules.

The ubiquity of Bad Poetry is legendary – whether a lame limerick, a banal biblical verse, hokey haiku or an odious ode. You can’t define it but you know it when you try to read or recite  it. And you know you are capable of an equally egregious elegy yourself.

So mark the calendar, think deep thoughts, then turn those images and phrases into the baddest of the bad.  Arrange a reading, preferably with libations, to share your personal paean to Bad Poetry Day 2016.

Still plenty of time ~ To fashion a rhyme

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