I wrote three poems, each following the same special rule.
(The rule just involves the words and their letters, not
the poems' rhythm or meaning.)
Figure out the rule, write your own poem obeying the rule, and E-Mail it to me.
I'll post the best submission here.
My first try:
Sets every night, our sun,
That shines eternal,
Revolving ever with grandeur and mystery.
In morning it may inspire us.
With daytime's gleaming it brings us healthy sunlight.
Tonight it hides from moonlight,
But after a beautiful rebirth
Our sun's unusual journey does continue.
My second try:
Bob looks at Barbie
Lustily, looks amorously.
``My love isn't kinky,''
he says, trying a variant more.
Heart flutters, but Barbie
awaits the words `Marry me,'
``Bob, walk the aisle with me,
Then divine joy, not before.''
A third try which gives hints:
An unusual rule applies to my poem:
Cull identical atoms, the word is the home.
Compact stanza now, begin this with D,
To constitute the headline read.
Try it and you find duplicated,
If that was too easy, here's another poem with a different hidden constraint you must discover:
Guess the simple rule operating in this apt poem.
Unlettered fellow will find this coincidental structure hard: Count on it!
Subject doesn't matter; speak of perfected jukebox or approximations,
Or even supercomputers and academic conversations.
Poems wholly without rhymes or meter triumph.
Can you write lawful lines that always follow this constraint?
Contribute your own which obey.
Dearest regards, James Dow Allen (mail address: jamesdowallen at gmail)
Here is a motion-gif puzzle I stole off the 'Net: