Poetry Challenge #30-Loopty-Loop

Heck it's Friday the 13th! 13th Day of poetry month! Let's be brave! Daring! Loopty even. Come on!


Poetry Challenge #30

Loop Poem

Round and round and round we go!

In a loop poem, the last word of a line becomes the first word of the next line and so on until the last word of the poem which should be the first word of the poem.

Here’s an example Cindy made up:

Read a book,
book a plane,
plane a board,
board a train,
train a dog,
dog-ear a page,
page my doctor,
doctor the soup,
soup up the horse,
horse around time,
time for a walk,
walk home and read.

Here's one I came up with:

Dance eyes closed, head back
Back and forth, side to side, slide, knees high,
High on sound waves thumping
Thumping thumping to your heart beating
Beating out the tune with head, your hips, your feet
Feat of daring, proud, with love. . .
Love the sound, love the moves, love
Love the way you feel,
Feel the love. Dance.

Now you try it. Can you write a loop poem of at least seven lines?

Set the timer for 7 minutes.

Start writing!

Don’t think about it too much; just do it.


Loopity-Loop Playlist:


*Cindy Faughnan and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge over 750 days ago. We now take turns creating our own prompts to share with you. (She dreamed up this loopy challenge.) If you join us in the 7-Minute Poetry Challenge let us know by posting the title, a note, or if you want, the whole dang poem. Scroll down and click on the comments!

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