Desire So Hose

Blitz Poetry is an interesting style of poetry with specific rules. I have written this style of poetry in the past. I thought it might be interesting to play with it again in the cold month of February. The rules make this form of poetry challenging. The rhythm of the poems created using this style depends on word choice and placement. This style of poetry, created by Robert Keim, takes thought and precision. My experience in the past is that it can sometimes feel like you are writing on a fast-moving freight train filled with words. Even the title of the poem is found within the word placement. I call this Blitz poem Desire So Hose.

The rules for writing a Blitz Poem and Desire So Hose

A Blitz Poem is 50 lines of short phrases or images

*Line 1- use a short phrase or image

*Line 2-another short phrase or image that uses the same first word as the first word of line 1.

*Lines 3 and 4-short phrase or image that uses the last word of line 2 as the first word of the line.

*Lines 5 and 6, short phrases or images using the last word from line 4 as the first word. Continue until you reach line 48 using the same pattern found in this rule as lines 5 and 6.

*Line 49 will use the first word of line 48

*Line 50 should be the last word of 47

The title should be three words long, using the first word of line 3 followed by a preposition or conjunction and then the first word of line 47.

*There should be no punctuation.

As you can see, there are many rules, but I plan to have fun with this Blitz Poetry style.

Desire So Hose

Fire blazed in the night
Fire of hot red desire
Desire smoldering in the air
Desire with flickering red light
Light from emergency vehicles
Light that steamed in through windows
Windows with curtains drawn
Windows filled with sleepless eyes
Eyes watching until the break of dawn
Eyes witnessing a fearful sight
Sight of destruction in the night
Sight of firefighters with hoes and axe
Axe to break the windows and the roof
Axe to let the smoke into the sky
Sky above us is turning grey
Sky filled with smoke
Smoke restless in the morning light
Smoke making everyone choke
Choke on the fumes of burning things
Choke at the invasion of our lungs
Lungs so fragile trying to breathe
Lungs expand to take in air
Air that has filled with a restless thing
Air that seeks oxygen
Oxygen to feed the flame
Oxygen requires a little fuel
Fuel to feed the flame
Fuel to bring fire to life
Life as a living thing
Life consumes everything
Everything in its path
Everything to supply its wrath
Wrath of angry flickers of fire
Wrath of fiery anger down the street
Street filled with water
Street filled with firefighters
Firefighters are doing a thankless job
Firefighters struggling with a giant hose
Hose that looks like a snake
Hose that twists and coils
Coils in resistance
Coils in an early morning dance
Dance of water and devouring flame
Dance of passion under the moon
Moon shining down on the dance
Moon seeking romance
Romance filled with desire
Romance hot with flame and fire
Fire adds passion to destruction.
Fire to burn and consume

Who is Molly Shea?

Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh.  To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.

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10 thoughts on “Desire So Hose

    1. I like to play with different forms of poetry. I do searches online about different styles and then try to write them myself. It’s a fun way to play with words.

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