image link Today is the final day of the 31 days 31 poems challenge of OctWriPoMo. My choice of form is the acrostic, and the subject is one of my favorite musical groups, Pearl Jam. The words used are all PJ song titles. Present tense, push me, pull me Even flow, Amongst the waves, animal,… Continue reading Day 31 — OctWriPoMo — Pearl Jam
image link Taken directly from the shadow poetry website: A Kyrielle is a French form of rhyming poetry written in quatrains (a stanza consisting of 4 lines), and each quatrain contains a repeating line or phrase as a refrain (usually appearing as the last line of each stanza). Each line within the poem consists of only… Continue reading Day 30 — OctWriPoMo — Forbidden
image link Taken directly from the shadow poetry website: This form is "Synchronicity" (The state or fact of being synchronous or simultaneous; synchronism. Coincidence of events that seem to be meaningfully related.). This form consists of eight three-line stanzas in a syllable pattern of 8/8/2. This poetry type has no rhyme and is written in… Continue reading Day 29 — OctWriPoMo — TAP TAP!
image link Today's offerings are two poems in the Clarity Pyramid form. The first is pretty clear, it is about a sense of belonging at my job, which is in a human service field. The job is challenging, demanding, and would be impossible to do without the support of my co-workers! WORK human comradeship… Continue reading Day 28 — OctWriPoMo — WORK and TRAIN
photo taken in 2015 The form is etheree, which consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. Peony! Ah! The scent! Peony! Ginger sweetness Invades my nostrils Ants, bees, I, all called to The olfactory altar Deep within ruffled rainbows are The yellow-powdered nuggets, manna… Continue reading Day 27 — OctWriPoMo — Peony!
image link Orange. Eyes closed but mind awake, Sun’s rays filtered Through capillaries Of eyelids, Waves zig-zag rhythmically Along the shore A familiar whoosh sizzle, Nature’s lullaby. Brain, now in the realm Of consciousness, Trying to decide Whether to fall back To remland Or to remain, Exquisitely, In the resting state. The Daily Prompt
The photo collage was made in 2013. Medusa and the Whistle If this head could talk, what would it say? Game on? Try me? Don’t get in my way? ~ ~ ~ If snakes break free, What would they do? Would they bite? Hiss? Would they chew? ~ ~ ~ ~ Gold board set,… Continue reading Day 26 — OctWriPoMo — Medusa and the Whistle
image link There comes a season In Michigan, When asparagus Slowly rises from the soil It takes the right temperature And the right moisture To make asparagus happen. It is sold at the local farmer’s market At exhorbitant prices, now That the farmer’s market is A fashionable place to be seen. A farmer,… Continue reading Day 25 — OctWriPoMo — Ode to Loving Asparagus
image link BLITZ form of poetry Eyes are Replaced Look for it in the mouth Look in the eyes Eyes grim Eyes hard Hard as stone Hard as apathy Apathy pervades Apathy destroys Destroys lives Destroys planet Planet diseased Planet crying Crying please Crying stop Stop selling Stop killing Killing life Killing hope… Continue reading Day 24.2 — OctWriPoMo — Eyes are Replaced. Also The Daily Prompt: Trademark
All of my hosta doubled this year My Rose of Sharon hit 6 feet this summer The peonies were so fragrant The marigolds took over the patch by the garage I started some red pine from seeds! Those iris rhizomes you gave me all bloomed! The tomato seeds from the heirlooms all sprouted The lilacs… Continue reading Day — OctWriPoMo — Shared Love