Unsound arguments. Failures of reason.
Today, let’s write poems that are wholly illogical.
Let’s see how miserably we can get reason to fail;both our reason and the reason that guides our readers.
Try not to consider this prompt as a call to nonsense but rather a call to use your good (creative) sense to arrive at firmly misconstrued ends. Surprise yourself!
Alternatively, make poetry from known philosophical fallacies. Make that straw man stand by a red wheelbarrow, put the genius of the crowd to the test, or tell the tale of a (tautological) tub.
My vision book, it spoke to me
Come and show me what you see
My pants walked off to work today
While I stayed home to hang and play
The lamp was wearing out the shade
Looking for my mind that strayed
How loud the bull did play his horn
While turning candy into corn
My stocking couldn’t find her hat
My eye is looking like a cat
The book began to play a note
Which helped the shoe set sail his boat
The fragrant soap his horse did saddle
Thought I heard the fiddle faddle
I put my case inside a basket
Inside hiding was the tasket
Waiting in the line of time
Listening to a talking mime
Never saw the sand so quick
Wonder will the candle stick
I’m in the zone it’s time to end
I hope your ear I did not bend