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 →