I'm afraid it is getting latish on Sunday afternoon, and I haven't been able to wrap my head around the poetic form offered for the Sunday mini-challenge to the online writers' group Imaginary Garden with Real Toads.
Says Kerry to her minions: “The Ballade, itself, could not be called a mini-challenge, but...(the) Dizain is a decastich, a whole poem made up of a single Ballade Supreme stanza, a 10-line stanza without an envoy.”
Right, I ought to be able to understand that, oughtn’t I?
Sigh. Not today.
Fortunately, Kerry offered an alternative. Dear Kerry. Dear dear Kerry. I, your most mini-minded minion, thank you.
“For those who prefer the Free Verse option, your theme is "The Prince".”
Yes, thank you, thank you, Kerry!
by the Olympic committee
the opening ceremonies
and to arrive
but he declined
so his mother