This senryu is for Colleen’s Poetry challenge. Each week we are given two prompt words but we can only use synonyms not the words themselves. This week the prompt words are ‘slow” and “work”. This challenge is for syllabic poetry forms: Tanka, Haiku, Senryu, Haibun, Etheree, Nonet, Shadorma, and Cinquain poetry. Given the prompt words,... Continue Reading →
Fellow writers, I am pleased to announce that Flashes, in collaboration with WritingForums.com , challenges you to write a Valentine's micropoem, Loving, laughable, sweet or sour... Although this is a fun challenge, the winner, decided by a People's poll, will receive a $/€/£10 gift voucher. So what are you waiting for? Register, get writing and post your... Continue Reading →
This Tanka is for Colleen’s Poetry challenge. Each week we are given two prompt words but we can only use synonyms not the words themselves. This week the prompt words are ‘Cold” and “Storm”. This challenge is only for Tanka, Haiku, Senryu, Haibun, Etheree, Nonet, Shadorma, and Cinquain poetry forms.
This Haiku is for Colleen’s Poetry challenge. Each week we are given two prompt words but we can only use synonyms not the words themselves. This week the prompt words are 'MYSTERY" and "ATTRACT". This challenge is only for Tanka, Haiku, Senryu, Haibun, Etheree, Nonet, Shadorma, and Cinquain poetry forms.
Blubber Meets Buddha Blubber sits beached in Buddha pose cartoon belly wobbles like blancmange Face creased to smile - contemplates whales scans ocean seeking peace Grounded body disowned mind’s eye persuades Blubber it is a nymph among goblins spirit soars. Satisfied, blubber readily agrees and greedily gobbles more chocolate stands..............looks down who stole her feet?... Continue Reading →
We are plagued by wild campers who have no respect for the countryside. This sign near Praia da Amoreira made me laugh, and inspired me to write a poem which is also about crap! Please Scoop Your Poop Wild campers, (PLEASE) scoop your poop or dig a hole we don't want your faeces on our soles nor your toilet... Continue Reading →
A hidden me, and a hidden word buried within poem. If you are familiar with the acrostic form you will find the hidden word immediately, so don't spill the beans. Poetry, its meaning Often opaque in delivery Elusive metaphors and cryptic clues Testing – teasing – tormenting its Readers Yet, sublimely addictive. ******** This week's prompt... Continue Reading →
Rebirth Mind’s landscape, a mirage of memories displaced between earth and sky Reality’s horizon bears witness as naked limbs shiver in winter’s chill. Leaves tremble memories decay reborn as spirits they rise from steaming earth thoughts gain clarity uncertainty dispelled they bathe in the warmth of winter sun This is my entry and first... Continue Reading →
Like a million stars sunrays dance to me across the soulless sea They dazzle me as light and motion pirouette in unison. Tempting me closer --------closer towards the horizon. A path beckons, ---teasing me ------enticing me to walk my dreams-----into the light I raise my glass to toast the golden orb I know it understands... Continue Reading →
Today is day one of NaPoWriMo so I will start the month with a fun poem. (Please don't worry, I wont be posting a poem to my blog EVERY day for a month. I will share them on our NaPoWriMo forum). Thirty in Thirty! De clock is a-ticking and NaPo’s begun so engage dem braincells,... Continue Reading →
Calling all poets. Wherever you live, April is National or Global Poetry month. Can you write 30 poems in 30 days during April? Why not join us on on our NaPoWriMo forum for moral support? Register now on WritingForums.com. See you there!
A poem dedicated to my Fitbit. I have a trusty Fitbit it likes to keep me trim It puts me on the treadmill so walking’s not a whim. Ten thousand steps my daily goal is harder than it seems So I find my feet still walking even in my dreams. Competing with my Fitbit friends... Continue Reading →
It's day seven of the WordPress 'Ten Day Poetry' challenge. Today we were asked to write or should I say create a 'Found' poem. What is a Found poem? You may well ask, and I can tell you it is far harder than it looks! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Found poetry is a type... Continue Reading →
It's day six of the WordPress ten day poetry challenge and my creative enthusiasm is beginning to ebb. Today's challenge is 'enjambment' which (as per the WordPress defintion is Enjambment is all about the arrangement of words on the screen (or page, as the case may be), and how that arrangement affects the pace of... Continue Reading →
It's day five of the WordPress 'Ten Day Poetry Challenge' and I am on a roll. Well, not quite. For today's challenge we were asked to write a Limerick but after several stressful hours of tapping out the rhythm I almost conceded defeat. The Limerick is a far tougher form than it first appeared. Imperfect... Continue Reading →
Day four in the WP Ten Day Poetry Challenge and we are tasked to write a poem which include similes. Always up for a challenge I dedicated this nonsense poem to the humble simile. Why is poetry so exclusive? It’s meaning to Joe Bloggs, elusive, like a crossword of cryptic clues. A jigsaw puzzle in shades of... Continue Reading →
Day three in the WP Ten Day Poetry Challenge and we are tasked to write an acrostic poem. Poetry, Often opaque in delivery Elusive metaphors Tormenting - testing – teasing Readers Yet, sublimely addictive. According to the young writers poetry website An acrostic poem is a type of poetry where the first, last or other letters in... Continue Reading →
Looking for inspiration and a cure for writing procrastination I decided to accept the WordPress Challenge and write a poem a day for ten days. Okay, I can already hear the footsteps of a herd of elephants in retreat at the mention of the word 'Poetry'. My first attempt is a Tanka. The Prompt: Water... Continue Reading →
Remembrance Day, or Poppy Day is a memorial day which has been observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War. It is the day when we remember the soldiers who have given their life in the line of duty. I wrote this poem as tribute to our brave soldiers... Lest... Continue Reading →
Today's WordPress prompt: Instant Celebrity caught my attention. If you could be a famous person for a day, who would you be? Why? I love writing poetry but more importantly poetry that appeals to the masses. No hidden meanings or cryptic clues, just straight forward verse covering everyday subject matter. So if I could be... Continue Reading →
So what's with the studded boots and 'hot lip' leggings, you may well ask? My friends inform me I'm having a midlife crisis - that or I'm going barking mad. I even threatened to have pink and purple rebellious highlights in my hair but the jury is still out on that idea! So why have... Continue Reading →
The Ugly Bug Spring Jive by PiP With the Herald of Spring the bugs start to arrive in my Garden of Eden for the "Ugly Bug Jive". The weird and the ugly they give me the jitters who may I ask created these critters? There are black bugs and green bugs and stripey ones too... Continue Reading →