November 2020 Poetry of Nature Walk + Poems
Cape Henlopen State Park | Delaware
In November 2020, poetry explorers from Vermont, Connecticut and Australia enjoyed coming along as I walked at the pop-up surprise location of Cape Henlopen State Park in Delaware. It was a beautiful trek for exploring our writing theme of “clearing” and “amplifying” verse poems based on an existing poetic form (“diminishing” verse, which I prefer to call “clearing” verse) and one I created in response (“amplifying” verse).
In clearing verse, the first line ends with a word that will then have the last letter dropped in the second line, which will then have the last letter dropped in the next line, and so on.
I reversed that formula in the amplifying verse, with a letter added in each line to the originating word in the first line.
SAMPLE CLEARING POEM | JC + The Poartry Project
SAMPLE AMPLIFYING POEM | JC + The Poartry Project
SOUND, SUN, & SPACE | Heather Swick | Sydney, Australia
HENLOPEN | JC + The Poartry Project
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