This prompt challenges you to find a poem, and then write a new poem that has the shape of the original, and in which every line starts with the first letter of the corresponding line in the original poem. If I used Roethke’s poem as my model, for example, the first line would start with “I,” the second line with “W,” and the third line with “A.” And I would try to make all my lines neither super-short nor overlong, but have about ten syllables. I would also have my poem take the form of four, seven-line stanzas. I have found this prompt particularly inspiring when I use a base poem that mixes long and short lines, or stanzas of different lengths.
I chose Nikita Gill's "That Need Love Most."
I gotta say, mine deviated from hers quite a lot. Sometimes the words come from unexpected places. I have been touching on the themes of being who we are truly meant to be as opposed to society's/familial expectations. I've been enjoying each discovery, too.
I also worked briefly on the next piece in my Tarot series, but it isn't quite done yet. Here's a preview: