A couple of days ago, I came across an idea by Edward de Bono which he calls a "bonto poem". If you fancy a little creativity on the poetry front, the bonto offers a potential answer. It challenges the writer to create a poem that ‘makes a point’ within a strict set of rules – and using just four lines of verse.
The following rules for the bonto are reproduced from a post
on The De Bono Society site:
The first line should be as bizarre as possible
The second line finds a reason for the first line
The third line states the consequences of the first two lines
The fourth line encapsulates the poem and states a philosophical reflection on life
There are only four lines
The first two lines rhyme
The last two lines rhyme
Maximum of seven or eight syllables
There must be an equal number of syllables in each and every line!
To give you an idea of what a bonto poem might look like, I've Penned(!) one that tries to capture the essence of the AWG in 32 syllables - including the requisite "bizarre" opening line:
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