This month I’m going to try something new. I’ve called it the 42 after Douglas Adams’ answer to the question of life, the universe and everything. The form is like the Cherita in its structure with a bit of added interest. The first line/stanza asks a question or makes a statement that begs a question, the second stanza/two lines sets the scene or the background, the last stanza/three lines answers the question or resolves it in some way.
When did the darkness come?
So bright the grass shone,
the dazzle of the stream.
Prick me the sky
with bone-handled fork,
set the stars free.
46 thoughts on “Daily poem: 42”
What an interesting form, Jane. I love the nod to Douglas Adams, too. 🙂
This is like a song.
Thank you 🙂 This one worked out nicely and I have a few more written. We’ll have to see how it goes.
I really liked this one. For me, I think it would be difficult to write one daily–but probably not for you. 🙂
We’ll see. I have an idea it might turn out to need more thought than the previous forms.
Very interesting! Letting this simmer…to be continued. 😊
I enjoyed the cherita a lot. This just gives it a bit of direction. Simmer away 🙂
I love to start poems with questions, so this goes on my list too.
The image in the second stanza will linger in my mind awhile (perhaps what the fork was doing when the dish ran away with the spoon) (K)
I’ll see how this form works out. It’s so close to the cherita I ought to like it.
Forgot to link you. Here you go. On to day 2 of the 42.
I like this can I join in 💜😏
Please do! It’s not a private party, and even it was you’d be invited 🙂
Thank you 💜