poetry 101 rehab: fallacy

“the most idiotically useless phrase in a beginner’s French textbook”

 – Life Magazine, 1958

Poetry 101 Rehab was initially created for those who missed the creative writing challenge of the Writing 201 Poetry course run by the Daily Post.


How does it work?

Feel free to answer the prompt, twist it or ignore it; write a poem of your own or share a poem by another author. Write about your inspiration, your creative process or other poetry related thoughts, but this is in no way obligatory. Nothing is obligatory in this challenge. The idea is to get together, talk poetry and enjoy.

How can you take part?

Anyone can take part, anytime you want. Publish your poetry post and add a link to it by clicking on the Poetry 101 Rehab badge below or share your link in a comment. Use the tag Poetry 101 Rehab, so we can find each other in the Reader.


I will be your host, and I’m here to reply to your comments, read your poetry, like and comment. While this post is the starting point for this week’s challenge, do visit fellow poets in the link-up and chat to them on their blogs!

The prompt for this week is FALLACY.

it’s self evident to me
(and my little
pet flea)
the world is flat

as flat as the mat
on which
sat (Schrodinger’s)

as flat as la plume
de ma tante
on which
(i imagine), she

as flat as the gnat
swatted dead
with just
one swipe
of my hat

some say it is round
but what
do they know
they’ll all come
soon enough
to my
way of thinking

or i’ll eat my hat

so that’s

This week’s prompt is also my rambling, and (unusually) whimsical, response to the prompt for Day 6 of the WordPress Writing 101 Poetry .

What will your take on the keyword FALLACY be?

Write about it in a poetry post and share your link in the comments section of this post and / or by clicking on the Poetry 101 Badge above.

writing 101 poetry | six  | fallacy | prompt by jason preu

32 thoughts on “poetry 101 rehab: fallacy

    1. Thank you, it’s always been a bit tricky being a graduate in Chemistry and having studied quantum physics and all that stuff with poor old Schrödinger cat, to be one of the few left who believe the world to be flat 😉

      ps – it’s also hard having been to Australia so often because that involves surviving the waterfall at the edge of the world and then travelling on the underside…and ignoring that disconcerting view out the window of a curved earth, the airlines are involved in the spherist conspiracy!


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