Saturday, November 29, 2008

It's like turtles . . .


A poem is a poem ...
but a poem prompt prompts for poems —
itself, poem or not.

A prompt for poem prompts ...
could recurse ... It's like turtles
all of the way down!


If this poem itself
were prompt ... would it be its own
prompt and circumstance?






prompted by read write poem prompt #55 (a prompt for poem prompts)

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This triptych haiku is an example of what I would call a Gödel poem: a poem that reflects on itself endlessly.

Also see: Global Poetry Prompt Appreciation Day, and Poster Poems by Billy Mills