Today’s special: A combination of images of awakening nature for WPC and a sonnet to play around with meter and rhyme. Challenge 16: “Write a poem that prominently features the idea of play.” A sonnet, Slovenian-style. Meter: U-U-U-U-U-U, rhyme: abba-baab-cdc-dcd. My definition of the ultimate … Continue reading Day 16 & WPC: A sonnet to April awakening
Since yesterday I learned about a haibun, today – without a prompt even – I attempt my first tanka: 5, 7, 5, 7, 7 syllables per each of the five lines. Before they get the idea. And the photos are from a lovely walk yesterday. … Continue reading Day 13: Best friend
Today I’ve learned a new form of expression and, unrelatedly, discovered a stack of unposted doors from a Roman basilica for your enjoyment. Challenge 12: “Today, we’d like to challenge you specifically to write a haibun that takes in the natural landscape of the place … Continue reading Day 12: Thursday Doors, 12/4/18: St. Paul Outside the Walls
Challenge 11: “A poem that addresses the future.” Dressing the future My future? That’s an easy one. I die. We all die. It’s so certain that there’s no need for Future or Future Perfect Tense. I die. First, the perfect present continues – “I have been … Continue reading Day 11: The future in a cemetery
Today, apart from including my daily April poem for NaPoWriMo, I also link to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge on the subject of Happy. But first Challenge 7: “Write out a list of all of your different layers of identity. … Now divide all of those things into … Continue reading Day seven + CFFC: Happy
In case you are not a regular around here, this April I’m doing the one-poem-a-day challenge for the first time. Today is Day five. But it’s also a Thursday, which means there will be doors. Not as many but a bit special. Elvis Costello sings … Continue reading Day five: Thursday Doors, 5/4/18: My Dog Sighs
There is a time and a place and sometimes they come together just right. Here are some of those. I’ve encountered a problem with this WordPress theme, Edda, no matter how much I love it otherwise: the captions are too little no matter what I … Continue reading WPC: Favourite place, or is it time?