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The Anchored Tercet Challenge

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Following on from my previous post I would like to invite you to take up The Anchored Tercet, a new, short poetic form consisting of three words, one per line, with a full-stop on a fourth line anchoring the three above it.

The form was created by Lisa Matthews as part of her work as Lead Poet on the NPL development project taking place across Northumberland in 2015-2017.

The Anchored Terset is a new, short poetic form consisting of three words, one per line, with a full-stop on a fourth line anchoring the three above it. Here are three examples of anchored tersets, the first being the original terset and the new identity for the Northern Poetry Library (NPL):

Northern
Poetry
Library
.

Nice
Party
Larry
.

Now
Please
Leave

Simply post your poem into the comments line and I will put them up…. nothing could be easier… or could it?

The Diet

all
cake
is
.
twenty
mile
drive
.
learn
to
drive

Jessica

.

Heat
beats
stops
.

Denise

Nothing
perplexes
lizards
,

Notoriously,
penguins
levitate
,

Naughty
politicians
lie
,

E E Nobbs

Just
Three
Words
.
Oh
My
God
.

Time
To
Go
.

Peadar O’Donoghue

Motorway
Freud
Notes
.
Much
Death
Wish
.
Slow
Down
Exit
.
David Mark Williams

seas
have
gardens
,
where
mermaids
loiter
.
never
grow
old

Caroline-by-the-sea

Trump
Unfortunate
Precedent
.
Victor’s
Slant
History
.

Colin Pink

Expeditions
Aren’t
Holidays

Ros

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