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Is piled on my desk The night is scary.
I like my night light! The lune was invented by poet Robert Kelly to better represent the sparsity of thought in a Japanese haiku. He made a rule about the lune; the rule makes it different from haikus in another way.
A haiku is expected to be about nature or seasons. Robert Kelly decided that lunes could be about anything poets could imagine. Tercet A tercet is a poetic unit of three lines, rhymed or unrhymed.
We’d love to see the poems you write, hear about the poems you read, and see the special poem postcards (or letters, or little poem gifts) you send. Please share on the Community page, so the whole community can join in the fun and support you in your challenge. For the past seven years, Writer’s Digest editor Robert Lee Brewer has presented the April Poem-A-Day Challenge on the Poetic Asides blog. Brewer posts a prompt each morning and poets around the United States write a new poem that very day. Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem based on the Plath Poetry Project’s calendar. Simply pick a poem from the calendar, and then write a poem that responds or engages with your chosen Plath poem in some way.
Bug Poem Pick a bug, any bug, and write about it. Start with a bug and end up somewhere different. Or start somewhere else and end up with a bug— something fascinating, repulsive, intricate, smelly?
Here is an example of a bug poem by Lilian Schulz: Fuzzy wuzzy, creepy crawly You will be a butterfly When the days are sunny. Winging, flinging, dancing, springing You were once a caterpillar, Wiggly, wiggly fellow. Nonsense Poem Write a nonsense poem with made up words.
A nonsense poem is a form of light verse, usually for children or just for fun!
Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch! Long time the manxome foe he sought — So rested he by the Tumtum tree, And stood awhile in thought.
And, as in uffish thought he stood, The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame, Came whiffling through the tulgey wood, And burbled as it came! And through and through The vorpal blade went snicker-snack! He left it dead, and with its head He went galumphing back. Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
Or just plain strange? Read your favorite nonsense poems out loud. Half of the joy in this verse comes from hearing the words strung together. Describe their interactions without quoting any of their words. Ideally, go to a public place — a library, coffee shop, restaurant, museum, park or hospital lobby.30 Day Poetry Challenge · April 5, · Day 5 - Rainbow Poem: Roy G.
Biv - Write an acrostic poem using the acronym for the sequence of hues that make up the rainbow. Aug 18, · You can motivate yourself to write a new poem every day by starting a writing challenge with friends or peers. Doing a writing challenge with friends or peers can be a great way to stay focused and produce new work each day%(5).
We’d love to see the poems you write, hear about the poems you read, and see the special poem postcards (or letters, or little poem gifts) you send.
Please share on the Community page, so the whole community can join in the fun and support you in your challenge. Similar to Day 6’s prompt about writing a poem about a sound, today’s prompt involves thinking about the various good and bad smells that fill the world.
Pick one smell (or a variety, I suppose), and write a poem. For today’s prompt, write a poem that uses at least 3 of the following 6 words: con, flush, oxymoron, pass, rub, toxic.
Of course, ambitious poets will try to use all 6 words. For the past seven years, Writer’s Digest editor Robert Lee Brewer has presented the April Poem-A-Day Challenge on the Poetic Asides blog.
Brewer posts a prompt each morning and poets around the United States write a new poem that very day.