Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Star Trek Poetry

I recently took a Creative Writing course where I discovered a poetry form I'd never heard of before--the double dactyl. It quickly became my favorite, and I've found it great for writing Trek poetry. One of the defining characteristics of double dactyls, in addition to the rhythm, is that each poem is about a person, real or fictional.

The first I co-wrote with Matthew. The rest are mine.

Treknobab Treknobab
James Kirk of Enterprise
Captain, explorer, set
Women to "stun."

To Starfleet principles
he took not lightly but
He still had fun.


K'lalatar prnak'lirli
Mister Spock, Half Vulcan
The Science Officer
On Enterprise.

Logical, Rational
Always dependable
He told few lies.


Heghlu'meH QaQ jajvam
B'Elanna Torres, the
Half Klingon- half human
Chief Engineer.

Married to Tom Paris
Bites off the head of whom
Ever comes near.

More to come!

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