Blogger informs me that this is my 666th post on 2x3x7.
To mark this important occasion, and seeing as it's National Poetry Month, let's try an experiment. You provide the title / first line of a poem you want written (just type it into the comments space of this post) and I'll write it.
Feel free to specify a verse form if there's a particular one you'd like. If you want a translation, mail me the original, along with a literal translation if it's any language other than Hindi / Urdu, and I'm happy to do that too. I'm also willing to take requests for poems in the style of a particular poet, as long as it's someone reasonably well known (no, Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Greenbridge, Essex does NOT count).
Only one request per person please, and requests by anony-mice will be ignored, unless they happen to catch my fancy.
I'll undertake anything as long as it's reasonable (requests for haikus starting with a 18 syllable first line will be ignored, as will requests for translations of Dante's Inferno or an epic poem in 15 cantos on the theme: 'Who framed Beowulf'?). I don't promise that it'll be particularly good poetry - it's more likely to be doggerel (especially if you specify a verse form) - but, as Browning puts it "What if I fail of my purpose here/ 'It is but to keep the nerves at strain".