I have been looking for different ways to write poetry. I came across a Pastiche, though for the life of me, I can't find the site that gave me the idea today!
This site said to take a stanza from a well known poem and make it your own.
In writing a Pastiche:
- The idiom is totally different.
- The lines end with nonsense rhymes.
- The piece is ruined with the smallest possible change.
- The piece looks fresh and contemporary.
Wikipedia gives the meaning of Pastiche as hodgepodge or imitation.
Here is my attempt at rewriting an Emily Dickinson poem:
A Hummingbird and A Rose
- Leaf, petal and thorn.
- A hummingbird sounds its horn.
- Wings a flutter,
- they do clutter --
- around my petals to drink,
- until filled to the brink.
- They do fly with the breeze
- only to alight in the trees.
This is a rough draft, so be kind. -Rita
p.s. I am having trouble with my html today. I guess I am having brain fog...