Monthly Archives: January 2020

New to Old

Written for:  Poets and Storytellers United Weekly Scribblings #4:  New Tricks  (posted by Rommy) “. . . for this prompt, I’d like you to consider that phrase (“you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”) and express any thoughts you … Continue reading

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Sally Shops

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Meeting The Bar   (posted by Bjorn) The Music of Alliteration, Assonance, and Consonance “Today I would like you to try using different types of assonance and consonance in any poem of your choice. Try … Continue reading

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No Patience

Written for:  Poetic Asides #513 – “Write a puzzle poem.  Your poem can be about putting together a puzzle, figuring out a puzzle, or puzzling your way through a tricky situation. Physical puzzles, of course, are welcome, but so are … Continue reading

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night train

Written for:  The Twiglets #161 – “night train” midnight train travel cozy in my bunk Winos sat on sidewalks drinking cheap bottles of Night Train out of paper bags. sits on the night train reading Agatha Christie having spooky feelings … Continue reading

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circle

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1802 – New Beginnings . . . without beginning “Without beginning” points towards the circle, or the wedding ring. The wedding ring is a milestone, it’s a new beginning, but its form … a circle … … Continue reading

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Dream Song Cento

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Tuesday Poetics with Lillian “Take a moment and listen to these tunes on the links below. And when they get you in the mood, how about writing a poem that takes us inside a … Continue reading

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Should A Spring Day Arise

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – InForm Poet – Octometer “Octameter is a poem made up of 16 lines divided into two stanzas of 8 lines each. Each line has a syllable count of 5. The set rhyme scheme is: a/b/c/d/e/d/f/d … Continue reading

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cold night

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tan Renga Wednesday #10 – Such a Cold Night As you can see, in this haiku Basho uses rhyme, a not so very well known haiku writing technique, because, as you maybe know, in (translated) haiku … Continue reading

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Mid-Summer Storm

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub:  Quadrille #96  Wild Monday  (posted by Kim) “The word today is ‘wild’, most often an adjective meaning living or growing in the natural environment; not domesticated or cultivated. Synonyms for ‘wild’ include untamed, undomesticated, feral, … Continue reading

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Patches of a Quilt

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2  #279 – Finding Out About Yourself As we continue on down life’s trail, we reach further into the unknown. We do not know what will happen, or when, or how. We do know the here. We … Continue reading

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