Once I went to an open mic and I, unfortunately, sat near the stage right across the speakers. A poet stood and read from a sheet a sound poem introducing me to sounds in poetry. I’m taking some creative license in replicating his poem, but here goes:
OOOOEEEEE Pew Pew Pew Pew Pew
I kid you not, it’s what it sounded like to me. This type of sound poem is one of the most popular sound poems. I believe it’s a reflection of energies, similar to how chanting “Ohm,” is a reflection of human energy. For this week’s prompt I want to encourage you to make a sound poem.
You can create a sound poem like the example above or you can focus on sounds words make. You can focus on stanzas or line breaks interrupt these sounds. Because every word has a sound, whether its terse or flowing is all part of the word structure. Furthermore, line breaks and stanzas can serve as notation on how to read these sounds.
The possibilities are endless! You can create a one sound poem (think words that all have the “ate” sound). Or a complex poem with repeating sounds. I can’t wait to see what you create.
Here’s how to participate
1. Write a poem in response to the prompt
2.Share your poem on your blog
3.Post your link in a comment below this post
Remember to visit the other poems and spread the love. Most importantly… have fun!