Squeezing a Poem

Have you ever seen the poetry book Lemonade and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word by Bob Raczka?

Inside the front cover it says, “Play with your words! Part anagram, part rebus, part riddle – this brand new poetic form turns word puzzles into poetry. Using only the letters from a single word, each of the of poems in this collection capture a scene from daily life and present a puzzle to solve.”

Here is an example: flowers

we

slow

for

free

wows

I love these poems! They speak so eloquently with so few letters as choices to create an image with the words.

It is so much harder than it looks. I thought, I will anagram the word and have words to choose from to create my own. Not so simple, because I can use a letter as many times as I need it. So now I have to look at my letters and think about words in a different way. On this final Poetry Friday of the SOLC, I offer  my attempts to squeeze a poem from a single word.

Comments

Some notes

come to

ME!

And one more try:

writers

is it

trite

wit

i

write?

it is.