My 3rd Blitz Poem
Third time's the charm Third degree murder Murder she wrote Murder on the Orient Express Express mail Express train Train for success Train crash Crash test dummies Crash and burn Burn to a crisp Burn rate Rate of inflation Rate of interest Interest groups Interest free Free of charge Free spirit Spirit of the Law Spirit world World of pain World War Two Two's company Two birds with one stone Stone sober Stone dead Dead Sea Scrolls Dead end End of the road End of Story Story goes Story line Line of sight Line up against the wall Wall clock Wall of silence Silence of the Lambs Silence is golden Golden goose Golden Gate Bridge Bridge partner Bridge the divide Divide and conquer Divide and rule Rule of thumb Rule of three Three dimensional Three sheets to the wind Wind Dimensional
Blitz Poem rules
- Line 1 should be one short phrase or image (like “build a boat”)
- Line 2 should be another short phrase or image using the same first word as the first word in Line 1 (something like “build a house”)
- Lines 3 and 4 should be short phrases or images using the last word of Line 2 as their first words (so Line 3 might be “house for sale” and Line 4 might be “house for rent”)
- Lines 5 and 6 should be short phrases or images using the last word of Line 4 as their first words, and so on until you’ve made it through 48 lines
- Line 49 should be the last word of Line 48
- Line 50 should be the last word of Line 47
- The title of the poem should be three words long and follow this format: (first word of Line 3) (preposition or conjunction) (first word of line 47)
- There should be no punctuation
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38 thoughts on “Murder, or: Three”
That is fun! I might have to try this. Love the photo too.
Oh, you should, JeanMarie – and please share your poem with me if you do! 😀
Love it! ❤️ Blitz is a very addictive form.
🙈 I know! 🙈
That’s a great photo. (K)
Yeah – I spent some time looking for photos of 3 crows 😉
The evidence in support of the title is overwhelming. Thrilling pace, loved it.
Yeah, I’m kinda beginning to like this form more than I did at the start 😀
Thanks, Abi ❤
Great work out to strengthen the rhythm and the mind muscle.
You are welcome David❤
What a cool poetic form! Thanks for sharing, David 🙂
❤ Nick – thank you ❤
Once you said you must be bored….. do t think it’s possible with your creativity! 💕
💘 Cindy 💘
I love this, David! Amazing .💕
😍💝 Grace 💝😍
Excellent!! Of course I’m a fan of crows so this made perfect sense. I think you’ve mastered the form and then some. Wonderful choice of phrases and it is a smooth transition from idea to idea – gliding on ice!
✨🙏🏻✨ Muri ✨🙏🏻✨
That’s a fun exercise!
so fun! (my first one felt like a bit of a trial, but then I got into the swing of it…)
Whee! This format is so toboggan-like as it picks up speed, heading down a snowy slope and you’re holding on, white-knuckled, with a big dopey grin as your dog runs along side you trying to steal your ski cap! Nice work as always, David! 😀
Mike – best metaphor ever 😀
3 crows is a murder 😉
For me, the charm is there every time. Splendid! Thanks ☺️ 😉 🌝 👏
🤗 Selma 🤗