Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a round poem.

For today’s prompt, write a round poem. This could be a poem about a something that is circular, for sure, but also play off ideas like “what goes around comes around” or things that are rounded off. Of course, there are also poetic forms with refrains that have the same lines come around multiple times in the poem.

Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them to expand your possibilities, not limit them.

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Here’s my attempt at a Round Poem:

“on me,” by Robert Lee Brewer

Why would we let this evening end
when we could have another round?
There is no honor to defend
on this soft evening without end.
There are no messages to send
when all the lost will soon found.
Why would we let this evening end
when we could have another round?

(This is a form I use frequently called a triolet.)

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