I have a little more time to write this month, so I've decided to tackle the poetry litmas (and a few more contests
and this week's workshop).
I feel this is a somewhat demanding challenge - using many decisive criteria - but, fortunately, I have done my poetry homework this year
thanks to the good people of the *Writers-Workshop
and to Villanelle expert =Mattiello
Personally, I still don't like formal poetry (sorry Aditi
) but I must agree that it is a good exercise. Ultimately, it is easier to write than free verse.You can also listen to this poem at the Dangers of Poetry podcast.