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
My furry companion turns five today, which is also how long I have been living in Italy. Challenge 8: “Write poems in which mysterious and magical things occur.” I’m starting to feel the reality of the fact that prior to embracing this month-long challenge I … Continue reading Day eight: Happy 5th birthday, Bestia!
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
Today is the last door-dedicating Thursday. Twenty more women will be honoured for making my days that much better. A reminder: so far we had two Thursdays of Women’s Doors and one all-male Thursday. With today this silly division is over and we can all … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 29/3/18: Women’s Doors 3