Two weeks down, two weeks and a bit to go!

Today, our featured participant is Grace Black Writes, where the riddle for Day 13 is full of wordplay.

Our featured resource today is Twitter Poetry Club. What’s that? Well, it’s a sort of loose project in which, on selected days, people take photos of poems (from books or printouts or what-have-you) and post them to twitter with the hashtag #twitterpoetryclub. There was a meeting last night, so if you search twitter for the #twitterpoetryclub tag, you’ll find oodles of new poems. To keep on top of when “meetings” are, check out the club’s online archive or follow the club’s organizer here. The club’s next meeting is currently scheduled for April 27.

And now for our optional prompt! Today, I challenge you to write a poem that takes the form of a dialogue. Your conversant could be real people, or be personifications, as in Andrew Marvell’s A Dialogue Between the Soul and the Body, or Yeats’ A Dialogue of Self and Soul. Like Marvell, and Yeats, you could alternate stanzas between your two speakers, or perhaps you could give them alternating lines. Your speakers could be personifications, like those in Marvell and Yeats’ poems, or they could be two real people. Hopefully, this prompt will give you a chance to represent different points of view in the same poem, or possibly to create a dramatic sense of movement and tension within the poem.

Happy writing!

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