Forgive me for being a day late. I leave for a conference on Wednesday and I'm a bit at loose ends right now.
The bop is a form invented by poet Afaa Michael Weaver. Here are the requirements.
- 3 stanzas, each followed by a repeated line or refrain
- 1st stanza is 6 lines and states a problem
- 2nd stanza is 8 lines and expands on the problem
- 3rd stanza is 6 lines and resolves the problem (If a resolution cannot be found, the final stanza describes the failure to do so.)
I hope you'll join me this week in writing a bop. Please share a link to your poem or the poem itself in the comments.