Unpunctuated vs. Punctuated Poetry (Day 5)


Day 5: Write the same poem, both with and without punctuation and compare the two. I’ve always been a fan of letting the words fall on the reader’s heart at will, so I think I prefer the unpunctuated. What do you think?


Strings unwind without a doubt to hold them in place.

Uncurled and unfurled.

Twisting in reverse.

Pieced together and separated again.

Lacing up hearts is hard work with these broken strings.

Strings unwind

Without a doubt 

To hold them in place

Uncurled and unfurled

Twisting in reverse


Together and separated 


Lacing up hearts 

Is hard work

With these broken strings




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Lynda Meyers

Lynda Meyers is the award-winning author of Letters From The Ledge and Finn Again

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