Shall we dance

Only in my dreams

spirits

choreographed

drunken

stars

spirits

tangoing

with

intoxicated

spirits

Only in my dreams

Paul of Paul’s Poetry Playground introduced the Invented Poetry Form – The Skinny

Here’s the skinny on The Skinny –

The skinny is an eleven-line poem in which all the words of the first line are repeated in the eleventh and final line. The words may be used either in the original order or rearranged.  All the other lines of the skinny consist of just one word, with the second, sixth, and tenth lines being the same word. The main goal of the skinny is to try to convey a precise idea or vivid image with the least amount of words possible. To learn more, read here – Invented Poetry Forms — The Skinny

-Eugi

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“Sometimes, the most meaningful messages are shared through the fewest words.” - Julie B. Campbell
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22 Comments

  1. Excellent skinny!

  2. Love this, Eugi! The concept of drunken spirits is one I never heard before, and it is a great play on words! <3

    • Thank you, Cheryl! You made my day because I had a difficult time trying to make my words flow. ❤️

  3. Love the brevity of your poem Eugi.

  4. Beautiful skinny
    I love it

  5. Beautiful.

  6. Fun form of poetry. Seems that in your dreams there is some partying going on. 😉

    • Could be if only I would remember my dreams. 🥳

      • I have no problem in remembering dreams… most are nightmares!
        But I think that’s just because of the headline news!!

      • I avoid the headline news just for that reason.

      • Sometimes headlines via paper or radio are unavoidable. I suppose my like of murder mysteries (books and shows) doesn’t help me!! 🙂

      • My hubby likes to watch crime shows and I try to tune them out but it don’t always work. 😬

      • Hubby likes the cop, fire, Jag law… CSI… – I like the CSI shows. But I stay away from the horror stuff (I attempt to avert my eyes!! 🙂

  7. A sky dance is always fun. Better than nightmares.

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