IN-FORM POET – LOOP POETRY

There are no restrictions on the number of stanzas, nor on the syllable count per line.  In each stanza, the last word of the first line becomes the first word of line two. The last word of line 2 becomes the first word of line 3. The last word of line 3 becomes the first word of line 4.  Rhyme scheme: abcb.

Variations:

1. Exactly as above, but no rhyming.

2. One long stanza (no limit on number of lines). Last word/first word format maintained. No rhyming.

3. Couplets mixed with 4-line stanzas.  Last word/first word format maintained in stanzas, and may also be used in couplets if desired. Rhyme scheme: ab, cc, defg, hh, ii, jklm, nn, oo.

Loop Poetry form attributed to Hellon.

MARIE ELENA’S LOOPY POEM

KOUNTING KRAZY KAPLANS

Looping ‘round Chicago,
Chicago’s billboards hail.
Hail to Krazy Kaplans!
Kaplan’s signs assail!

A sale on fireworks –
Fireworks on countless ads!
Ads touting Krazy Kaplans –
Kaplans billboards?  He’s got SCADS!

Scads of “buy one, get one free.”
Freely Krazy billboards sprang –
Sprang like weeds?  You could say that.
That’s Krazy Kaplans, with a BANG!

I mean seriously, folks … we counted 52 Krazy Kaplans signs on I80/90 through Chicago. KUH-RAY-ZAY! http://www.krazykaplans.net/

WALT’S LYRICAL LOOP

LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG, MA!

Listen to the music,
Music and moonlight.
Moonlight becomes you,
you are my special angel.

Angel of the morning,
morning has broken,
broken promises;
promises in the dark.

Dark hair and blue eyes,
blue eyes crying in the rain.
Raindrops are falling on my head.
Head on down the highway.

Highway star,
stars and stripes forever.
Forever young,
young girl get out of my mind.