Poetic License in a Line

There is no money in poetry, but then there is no poetry in money, either.


– Robert Graves

“The Earth cracked and the polluted womb of Gaia ushered forth an apocalyptic reckoning. A scourge from the depths of hell, aimed at the pathetic pestilence, mankind! The gaping darkness that is Satan’s puckered, festering arsehole has come to devour….”

“Okay buddy, that’s enough. No one needs to hear that. It was a 3 pointer. Barely even registers as a quake around here.”

“You can’t stop me, I have rights. And a license.”

“That’s precisely why we are here; to revoke your poetic license.”


Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.


– T. S. Eliot

One Line

I found a notebook
empty, but for one line
Could there be
Such weight in a single utterance
The rest can remain blank
My wife tends to believe so
The mention of my past follies resound
That lonely line
If you are curious to know
Was…

I am


Descort
A descort poem is a poem where each and everyone of it’s lines is different from the one before it. That is the main rule of writing a descort poem, each line must be unique.


Weekly Theme:
Forms I’ve Never Attempted
National Poetry Writing Month
(also known as NaPoWriMo)


15 thoughts on “Poetic License in a Line

    1. I am in a way exiled to a distant land 🤣
      I had a clear image of the guy up there on a soapbox. I could have made this into a short story if I had the time or patience.

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      1. I can’t see a guy on soap box without thinking “…there shall be a great confusion as to where things really are, and nobody will really know where lieth those little things… with the sort of raffia work base that has an attachment.”

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