Some science fiction and fantasy writers have even explored the idea of using this ancient method of storytelling to come up with new stories set in fantastic worlds. A mysterious entity "without form" is tracked though 12 lines of pure sound, as though movement itself were being caught on the page.
Instead, show all the details the "evidence" that will let readers figure this out on their own. Fog by Helen Cadbury hangs about, cold-shouldering street corners, disconsolate, untouchable, smothers horizons, pockets whole villages, sprays dirty thumb-smudge graffiti on city walls, in ditches, spits chill onto the woollen scarves of citizens, who shrink into their coats, avert their gaze until the cloud-fall sighs and heaves itself away - a slow unfathomable fade - to hide in low valleys and the shadows of churches, waiting to muster when the day's back is turned.
Partners How to Write a Narrative Poem One of the oldest poetic forms in the world could be the perfect way to tell a very modern story — yours. It spins lightheaded from terrace to terrace, not tenable for walking on, but displayed for the sheer spectacle it creates, for the roving eye it entices upwards with all its interlacing steps.
Your poem is ready. Still in your chair, white haired; I watch your steady eyes, blue as the open sea and flecked with the patience of coral.