Blitz

The Blitz Poem is a form created by Robert Keim. The 1st line begins with a short phrase, quote, or saying. The 2nd line begins with the same word that started line 1. Lines 3 and 4 begin with the last word from line 2. Lines 5 and 6 begin with the last word from line 4. Lines 7 and 8 begin with the last word from line 6. This pattern repeats for 48 total lines. Each of the first 48 lines should be short but at least two words. Lines 49 and 50 are each a single word. Line 49 repeats the last word from line 48. Line 50 repeats the last word from line 47.

Blitz poetry is designed to flow smoothly and rapidly, and uses no punctuation.

Each link below contains a separate example of a blitz poem:

Life Teaches by Carrie Page

The Night is Dark and Full of Terrors by Carrie Page

Be Inspired by Carrie Page

Hope Burns Eternal by Carrie Page

 

Do you have an example of a blitz poem you’d like to share? Leave a link to it in the comments!

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