Monthly Archives: August 2015

Plum Flowers

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #97 Tan Renga is a short chained poem which has two stanza written by two poets. The goal of the Tan Renga Challenge is to write/compose the second stanza of two lines with … Continue reading

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Retirement Wars

Written for:  Phoenix Rising, “A War of Words” Today, we go to war. Pit two objects against each other and let them fight it out. You’ve heard of STAR WARS, COLA WARS, WAR OF THE ROSES, ROBOT WARS… Write your … Continue reading

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Smart Aleck

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #214 words:  chirping, worm, amber, rot, secret, here, foster, easy, me, deal, speak, stop Pair of chirping finches– singing amber jewels–here in the maple, there in the fountain, fostering easy play. Family of worms … Continue reading

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Artist at Work

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads So today want to do ekphrastic poetry. Ekphrasis comes from Greek and means to use a description of art (your poem) as a rhetorical or imaginative description. Oh no,no, no. This is not … Continue reading

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My Father’s Voice

Written for:  Carpe Diem Modern Times Haiku #3 – Jerry Kilbride Write a poem in the same tone, sense, and spirit as one of those below: still in the taste of afternoon tea . . . my grandmother’s brogue the cool … Continue reading

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Brain Bouquets

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~”The Joy of Poetry” Why do we write poems? What do we love about writing them? What keeps us writing? What do we hope for, when we pen our poems? Our challenge: to write about … Continue reading

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A Dodoitsu

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #58 Dodoitsu Dodoitsu is a form of Japanese poetry developed towards the end of the Edo Period. Often concerning love or work, and usually comical, Dodoitsu poems consist of four lines with the syllabic structure … Continue reading

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Inconsiderate

Written for:  Poetic Asides #320 – Write a gripe poem. Do you have a gripe with someone or something? Write about it. Maybe it’s a personal gripe. Maybe it’s a general situational gripe–like people who litter or don’t know how … Continue reading

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Decaying Neighborhoods

Written for:  Margo Roby’s Poem Tryouts:  Image Prompt, Bricks and Mortar Urban blight, the site of crumbling bricks, green mold. No money left to finish urban renewal. http://margoroby.com/

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How Long?

Written for:  Carpe Diem On The Trail With Basho Encore #12 How Long Write a poem in the same tone, sense, and spirit as: how long to wait for the cuckoo about a thousand years © Basho how long until … Continue reading

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