I’m not sure how to introduce the assignment from yesterday at Real Toads, but I love it! Here is the task in Magaly’s words:
For today’s prompt, I invite you to write a new 3-stanza poem, where each stanza contains 140 characters or fewer and follows these guidelines: the 1st stanza will be a tweet from one of the thirteen writers listed below. The 2nd stanza will be a reply to the first tweet, by a different writer from the list. The 3rd stanza will be your reply/input/commentary to the exchange between the two writers. The stanza-tweets should be written in the chosen writers’ styles. And the completed poem should read as one piece.
I. William Blake
Rocky, Rocky tortures the puppy.
I know not what to do.
The fearsome fight assails my soul
awaiting the end of one or the other.
II. Edgar Allan Poe
A demon has possessed his senses!
This unnatural relationship
will torment the soul forevermore.
Madness, I say!
They drive me crazy—
my personal version of the classic
gingham dog and calico cat.
I dread coming downstairs,
finding nothing but scraps.