Throw open the shutters, roll in the grass, double the whiskey in your coffee, raise your hands to the wind! This is the thread to load up with every thought you have or may generate, deep into the warm blackness surrounding the festival fires. No inhibitions – make the verse!!
A four & twenty poem is NO MORE THAN four lines, and NO MORE THAN twenty words. A biting three line Kerouac Haiku is perfect, a twistingly pristine American Sentence works as well. A real haiku or senryu? Yes. And more – the form is loose enough to hold your mightiest condensed elucidations. So get to it. Experimental – you bet your bloomers.
[For the gray-beard refugees from MWC, you might recall that 4+20 was the most successful Poetry Challenge in the history of MWC – 147 entries. No shit.]
The Tangled Branch Record is 18 poems posted to this topic. This year I bet we set a new record. Who’s in? Everyone of course. I bet every taker that we set a new Tangled Branch record!!