Cilant-YO! The (Dis)Likability of Cilantro

As my Facebook friends may know (and others may not), I want to start another poetry challenge. What I mean by that is I miss the old school challenges of my fridge poetry days. I’m one of those weird writers who would rather have rules, themes, constraints, etc, so writing freely is not really a thing for me. So, I did what any logical person would do… I went to Facebook for help. “Tell me what to write about,” I said. I would pick a subject from the comments, put it to form, and voila! Poem time.

This week, I picked this poem idea:

I liked the parenthesis and thought the idea was funny.

I liked the parenthesis and thought the idea was funny.

And I decided to make it a Tanka:

A classic form of Japanese poetry, traditionally called a Waka. It is 31 syllables, broken down in a 5-7-5-7-7 meter. In Japanese, these poems are usually one continuous line, but when translated or written in English, they are written in 5 lines.

One man's Yum is another man's Yucky

One man’s Yum is another man’s Yucky

The  (Dis)Likability of Cilantro

The nature of taste
a genetic tendency
to love cilantro
or think it’s like eating soap:
The (dis)likeability





Thanks for the idea! What should I write about next? Leave a comment or hit me up on Facebook or Twitter!

About purrrentice

Fantastic Voiceover? How About PRENTASTIC VOICEOVER?!?! I'm Prentice Osborne, a full-time, freelance voiceover talent out of Atlanta. My specialty is Millennial, teen and everything in between, and I work in multiple genres of VO, from e-learning to games to cartoons to radio and TV ads. I love the entire VO process, from pen to paper, mouth to mic, cursor to waveform. It's totally Prentabulous! Need some voice work? Bring it on, World! Freelance Prentice is here to blow your mind with laughs, creative magic, mad skills, and a little bit of razzle dazzle!
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