January 5, 2012 5:48am CST
So I'm a member of a poetry writing website where we run simple contests, no prizes, just a winners list. One that caught my eye lately was to write a HEADLESS poem, a poem which does not use any of the leters in the word HEADLESS. I found it a very interesting challenge to write anything at all, let alone something poetic. Though I can write nice poetry when I have a good idea, I really find the challenges like this one get my brain going much better.
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5 Jan 12
Pretty sure that by running a competition you are asking for a reply which breaks the rules, but if you suggest something complicated which might challenge me we ciould no doubt discuss quite how difficult it was and what we came up with in response to the challenge For instance I once wrote a poem where each word started with the letter the prevous word ended with, effectively creating a daisy chain, it was very hard and I don't think anybody else has written one like it.
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5 Jan 12
If you ever watch the show wheel of fortune, they are the most commonly used letters in the alphabet. It limits the creativity because you really only have a certain number of words and combinations you can use. It was a fun challenge, but sadly it was so hard that everybody gave up and I didnt get a lot of responses to it.
7 Jan 12
Hi water sprite: It seems like a really interesting activity. Good luck with that challenge. I love poems so I would probably find really interesting to give a try to these tests if I could also find new friends with the same interests that I have. Thanks for sharing. ALVARO