APRIL IS POETRY MONTH: DAY 5

Moving right along. Cinco de Poem!

FORM CHALLENGE: Etheree

CRAZY COLOR: Applesauce

SETTING: Grand Canyon

SUBJECT: A Bartender

Augment your poem today!

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APRIL IS POETRY MONTH: DAY FOUR

Day four. So “four” today I give you this mélange with which to play!

FORM CHALLENGE: Pantoum

CRAZY COLOR: Slate

SETTING: Rooftop

SUBJECT: Cake

Use any of these ideas in your poem today!

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Figure this first Word Purge into your poem. Use at least five if you so choose.

Street                                              Last

Extreme                                         Mind

Fantasy                                           Nocturne

Pressure

APRIL POETRY MONTH – UPDATE

We’re days away from beginning our 2018 Poetry Journey.

Another April to hone our craft and reconnect with our brethren (and sistren). What do I have in store for this month?

No matter whichever poetry “Poem-a-Day” you prefer, I will suggest a daily poetic form challenge, a subject, a crazy color and a setting that you can use to augment your poem. I will not provide a “prompt” per se. But you can use any of these items as such if you just want to stay in the garden without the competitive nature these challenges sometimes provide. Let’s say Mr. Brewer at Poetic Asides wants a love poem some Two-for-Tuesday in April. Write your love (or anti-love) poem with one (or all) of the elements I will provide.

I will also offer six  photo prompts and six “smorgasword” (word swirl style) prompts during the month. So you see, there’s a lot going on here even when there’s nothing going on!

All I ask is that you bring some of your poems (or a link to them) over for us to view.

Poems of Garden Gnomes, celebrating April the write way!

FOR THE LOVE OF…

Over on the FB, I had posted a list of twenty of my favorite movies. I’m particularly partial to space adventures and sports movies (more specifically, baseball movies) One from the list is a Kevin Costner film called “For the Love of the Game”.

What is it for which you have an affinity? What do you love?

Find that one thing and write the poem, entitled “For the Love of _____”

Any form, any scheme, for the love of poetry, write it.

WALT’S LOVE:

FOR THE LOVE OF LOVE

To be a true believer in love
one must believe in their own heart.
Do not wish on the stars above
to be a true believer in love.
That’s the way that two hearts will move,
 for the love of love, right from the start.
To be a true believer in love
one must believe in their own heart.

(C) Walter J. Wojtanik

FORM FRIDAY – TRIOLET

Today, our poetic form delves into an old stand-by, the Triolet. The triolet is a very brief, tightly rhymed poem, which like the pantoum takes part of its structure from the repetition of entire lines. A triolet is eight lines, as follows:

1st line A
2nd line B
3rd line a (rhymes with A)
4th line A (entire 1st line repeated)
5th line a (rhymes with A)
6th line b (rhymes with B)B)
7th line A (entire 1st line repeated)
8th line B (entire 2nd line repeated)

WALT’S WAY WITH TRIOLET:

BUFFALOWERS

They know how to push through winter’s frost,
they’re resilient that way it is said,
and Buffalonians know the cost.
They know how to push through winter’s frost.
And they love to party and when they’re sauced
all that snow is in their head!
They know how to push through winter’s frost,
they’re resilient that way it is said.

(C) Walter J Wojtanik – 2018

APRIL IS POETRY MONTH! YOU’VE BEEN ALERTED.

Poets of every ilk, our time has come! Again!

Another April to hone our craft and reconnect with our brethren (and sistren). This year we will add our two cents to the pot, contributing to the milieu of poetic perfection.

I will offer a few tweaks for whichever poetry Poem-a-Day you prefer. I will suggest a poetic form, a subject, a color and any other piece that will augment your poem. I will not provide a “prompt” per se. But you can use them as such. Say Mr. Brewer want a love poem some Tuesday in April. Write your love (or anti-love) poem with some or all of the element I will provide.

All I ask is that you bring them (or a link to them) over to view.

Celebrating April the write way!

PROJECT POEM: CONNECTION – HIGHLIGHT: BURNING AIR

Getting back to business, here’s a highlight from our first Project Poem: Connection.

This is Sara McNulty’s:

BURNING AIR

Choking here, dear. The air is heavy. You know . . .
smoke gets in your eyes.
American Medical Association frowns on it, so stop the bombing . . .
You give me fever. . . . I feel my face flush with . . .
heat waves–not the pleasure-filled kind, no,
the kind that crinkles your face into a soup mask. Hope you are not feeling lucky tonight.
We have word that there is no . . .
fire down below. Innocent people are screaming . . .
“I’m on fire . . .
The air smells of burning flesh. Think . . .
fire and rain.
Let fresh water of peace soak you. Give up this bloody battle . . . here comes the sun.

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For this poem, I used the following songs:

“Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”

“Light My Fire”

“I’m on Fire”

“You Give Me Fever”

“Fire Down Below”

“Fire and Rain”

“Heat Wave”

“Hot-Blooded”

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Previously Highligthed: Hard-Knock Aging by Candy

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BE SURE TO CHECK OUR NEW PAGE “ALL AROUND POETVILLE” WHERE WE’LL HIGHLIGHT OTHER POETRY PROMPTS DURING THE WEEK.