Grandma, of Grandma's Goulash, hosts Weekend Writers' Retreat,
where we can have some fun showing off our new skills, or
reintroducing some of our old ones.
I was recently introduced to the French discipline of training writers to write better by giving them constraints—defined parameters within which to work and to write.
I was particularly taken with the "Snowball" poem wherein each line is one word, and each word is one letter longer than the previous line.
I don't think every poem has to begin with a one-letter word, which I have tried to do here, but I am just learning this new structure.
As you see, I started off with nine lines in my first Snowball, and the following three each have eleven lines. I think my mind boggles at the thought of 12-letter words, or, as they used to call them, "Ten dollar words."