can digitally evolve
faith guarantees hope
kindness, loving, mindfulness
revealing something truthful
I’ve always loved haiku, and recently read some great abc poems (yes, look again at the poem structure–it was surprisingly difficult to complete, at least for me). Both styles use arbitrary limitations on form, forcing the author to rethink their ideas and come up with new angles of expression.
I did a bit of quick research and couldn’t find any existing instances of someone trying to combine these two limitation styles, and was curious if it were even possible to come up with a poem that meets both criteria. It sounded hard, and silly, and thus potentially quite fun. For me personally, it checks all these boxes, and was a great learning experience.
Writing poetry can be a wonderful way to escape your loftier and mundane daily goals, and exercise your brain in a relaxing and invigorating new way. Give it a try, you may be surprised how much you enjoy it.
Thank you for reading — I hope that my small selection of syllables has opened up a few surprising new neural pathways for your mind.