Remember the drunken pen? Well, this round you will need to get your pen drunk! Start with a word or phrase and see where the pen takes you. Rhyme and meter not necessary. I want to read wandering insight, deep thoughts, hidden ideas that surge out of the pen.
Poets - no drinking - just the pen.
Drunken Pen (example)
the drunken pen should never be mistaken for the pen run wild on its own writing words and thoughts without pause, or questioning why, why it writes or why it drinks; meandering across the valley floor of inner thoughts slowly twisting and turning around on itself devouring the past and galloping towards the future of stink; the stink of ink gone bad in its wanderlust and dreams beget dust which clogs the pen and requires a sharpening of the nib; get your knife to carve a nib and carve a finger. Oh, blood, red blood, flows down the paper over the ink red and blue and white, a flag of the desolate writer. A flag alienates those not under but outside and becomes a symbol of the disenfranchised, drunken with notions of liberty and property as if one can own anything beyond the drunken pen…
Preparing Your Entry
Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts.
Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.
A Note to Poetry Contestants
You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests. Poem must be Free Verse, narrative, or Prose Poem.