Contradictions

Search for the definition of the word “contradiction” on Google and it is defined as “a combination of statements, ideas, or features of a situation that are opposed to one another.” I believe that contradictions are important to poetry because contradictions can sometimes reveal something greater than the contradiction.

Here’s a prompt: Write a poem that contradicts itself. Maybe the title contradicts the poem or vice versa. Maybe each line contradicts a previous line. Maybe an idea in the poem contradicts another. Try to reveal something important with the contradictions.

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