TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE

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TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE

Postby Mlou » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:38 am

This week, we'll revert to an oldie...short and sweet, for those struggling to complete the April Poetry Month Challenge.

1. Try a stack poem...one word lines to capture a poetic thought.

2. What picture comes to mind when you think about peace and tranquility? A verse, please.

3. And our old favorite, the list from which to compose a poem...
bond, shadow, drape, square, edge, foliage, float, caution, murmur,wisp
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...


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Postby Mlou » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:23 pm

TWILIGHT REVERIE

Shadows drape themselves
across the yard in late afternoon,
growing longer and blurring
square edges of house and hedge.
My bond with earth is loosed.
I feel I might float, resting on air,
all caution forgotten,
as the rustling foliage seems to do,
leaning on a wisp of wind
that murmurs past.
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





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Postby Olsenpotter » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:21 pm

Love Note #32 (Challenges 2 and 3)

I often float my fingers
over my arm at work
trying to find that lingering bond
between me and you left
from the way you drape your head
on my shoulder.

The shadow
of a square lampshade,
like the edge of sunlight
shining through the foliage
of some wood between
the real and the dream,
murmurs when you breath out,
a wisp of caution:
these moments don't last
long enough.
I'll leave you a note in the freezer.
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Postby mslover » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:41 am

sighs

ocean
breathes
rhythmic
soulful
calm,
soothes
ragged
edges.

seems awfully awkward to only have one word per line... but there it is...

"Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories - we've already missed the spring"

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning how to dance in the rain."
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Postby Mlou » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:47 am

I think some of us aren't too sure about stack poems. Here are a couple of examples.

REFLECTION
Mirrors
can
lie.

The
plainest
person
can
be
beautiful
inside.


LOVE
scatters
yesterday's
tears,
makes
all
whole
again.
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





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Postby Mlou » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:47 am

You're doing great guys! Keep the wheels rolling...:)
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





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Postby mslover » Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:20 am

man i so tried the word list but foliage stumped me.

"Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories - we've already missed the spring"

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning how to dance in the rain."
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Postby Mlou » Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:22 am

So leave foliage out. 9 outof 10 isn't bad...:) It's really only to get you thinking of a poetic picture.
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





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Postby mslover » Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:34 am

shhhh

butterfly
kisses
whisper
softly
speaking
much
by
saying
nothing.

"Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories - we've already missed the spring"

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning how to dance in the rain."

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