Tag Archives: elegy

For The Lost and The Survivors

Written for: Poetic Asides PAD November 2020 Challenge – Day 30 “For today’s prompt, write an exit poem. Some exit gracefully; some make a scene. However you wish to exit, do so poetically now.” Chimera spaceship plagues people of earth. … Continue reading

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Lucille

Written for:  Poetic Asides April PAD Challenge Countdown:  T-minus 4 “Write an elegy.” Lucille lived but a brief time She liked her cigarettes and wine Some thought her crass; Lucille had a heart She lived life fully, then did depart … Continue reading

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Complete and Utter Sorrow

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2019 April PAD Challenge – Day 24 “For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Complete (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then write your … Continue reading

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One More Loved One Gone

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2018 November PAD Chapbook Challenge – Day 30! For today’s prompt, take the phrase “One More (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, … Continue reading

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Earth’s Plight

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2, InForm Poet – Elegy “Today we re-visit the Elegy. An elegy is a song or poem of sorrow or mourning–often for someone who has died. But, since poets exercise our license, we can also write elegies … Continue reading

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Pain of Loss

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2018 April PAD Challenge – Day 12 Write a lament poem. Her soft voice has left my ears empty of sound. I miss her, my friend of forty years. Must resort to photographs for her smile. … Continue reading

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An Elegy For Mom

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Write an elegy (posted by Gail) Today I’m presenting how to write an elegy. The word is derived from the Greek word elegus which means “song of bereavement.”  An elegy is a poem written … Continue reading

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