Monday, September 10, 2012

Prompt: Write a Spanakopita

A combination of fluff, spinach, and melty layers. That's your assignment this week, write a spanakopita.

Photo from Fine Cooking
For each stanza,

First Layer/First Line - Some pastry: a line of fluff (vulnerability, flowery metaphor, etc.)

Second Layer/Second Line - Some spinach: a line of strength (think Pop-eye) - Or mentioning vegetables or plants gets you bonus points

Third Layer/ Third Line - Some cheese: a line of melty goodness (or high cheesiness)

Repeat these layers, and top (at the bottom) with something extra crunchy crispy. Perhaps a couplet.

The poem should leave the reader feeling sated, satisfied, fulfilled, enriched, nourished.

Tags: spanakopita, poem, [poet's moniker]

This is a novel poetic form that has a lasagna variant (less fluff, more meat). I know, you immediately want to write a lasagna instead, but don't. Start with some vulnerability, as proposed by Ted Talk famous social researcher

Brené Brown: The Power of Vunerability (Ted Talks)

Brené Brown: Listening to Shame (Ted Talks)

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