Poetry Challenge #77

Chant Poem

A chant poem has a repeated refrain.
1) Find a headline in a newspaper or magazine that you like the sound of. That will be your chant.
2) Write a four line rhyming poem where the first 2 lines rhyme and the last 2. AABB
3) Put the chant between each line and you have a chant poem.

Here’s my attempt:

Snow fell this morning, soft and white and cold,
I was thinking of our bench in Central Park today.

I liked it more before I got so old,
I was thinking of our bench in Central Park today.

I left the city a long time ago,
I was thinking of our bench in Central Park today.

Now I hear sounds of birds—the caws of crows,
I was thinking of our bench in Central Park today.

Set the timer for 7 minutes.

Start writing!

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

*Kelly Bennett and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge over 1050 days ago. We now take turns creating our own prompts to share with you. 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 poem in the comments.

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