#OctPoWriMo – Day 29 – Joseph’s Star Poetry Form – Website Closing

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#OctPoWriMo – Day 29 – Joseph’s Star Poetry Form – Website Closing

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October Poetry Writing Month #OctPoWriMo

Theme for 2018 is a one lined quote that gives me inspiration for writing a Poem – These quotes are copied from Goodreads.com – tag poetry.

“I discover myself on the verge of a usual mistake.” ― Walt Whitman

Website closing

Words
Come easy
some are terrible
the feeling that’s in my heart
It’s now or never, give in
Poetry is for me
Writing now
Ends

Time
It’s the end
Can’t pay with PayPal
New Zealand dollar too high
the link to my bank account
it has expired now
Cannot pay
Closed

Joseph’s Star, a poetry form created by Christina R Jussaume on 08/06/07 in memory of her Dad. This poem has no rhyme, and is written according to syllable counts. Syllables are 1, 3, 5, 7, 7, 5, 3, and 1. The poem may be written on any subject, be center aligned, has no stanza limit, and should have complete statements in each line.

Author Note: Yes I will be deleting my website in the next couple of days, there will be no Tanka poetry challenge on the 31 October 2018.

I need to spent more time with my husband.

Renewing and writing on my website is not a priority

Also now I have a mental block and that feeling of depression, I hope, I improve soon ,as it’s not nice feeling like this, but that’s easier said than done when you are a caregiver, for your husband.

I’m now writing poetry 22 November 2018, posting on my new New Zealand Blog Poetry 2018

Also I still have my HubPage account I can write for.

Thank you, all my loyal supporters, I will miss you all, if you do visit my site on Blogger please leave a comment.

This Blog will disappear 5 January 2019, when Domain name expires.

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#OctPoWriMo – Day 28 – Marianne Poetry Form – Halloween Nightmare

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#OctPoWriMo – Day 28 – Marianne Poetry Form – Halloween Nightmare

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Time for the October Poetry Writing Month  #OctPoWriMo!

Theme for 2018 is a one lined quote that gives me inspiration for writing a  Poem – These quotes are copied from Goodreads.com – tag poetry.

“Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.” ― Criss Jami

Halloween Nightmare

I’m a dreamer
With imagination
As a child, I was a schemer
magic, fairies
believer

In a closed room
Planning as I dream on
Bringing in a witch with a broom
Lights all turned off
Darkroom

Something fluffy
a imaginary friend
I don’t think it was a bunny
Landed on my
tummy

Oh, a black cat.
Giving me a big fright.
I screamed, the witch in a straw hat
grab the black cat
No chat

Light was turned on
Mother grabbing my hand
Me asking, “Where have they all gone”?
You were dreaming
Come on.

Marianne: 5 lines= a pentastich.

Syllabic count: 4-6-8-4-2. Rhymed: a-x-a-x-a. X-unrhymed line.

The lines should be centered.

This poem has five in a series. 4a-6x-8a-4x-2a 4b-6x-8b-4x-2b 4c-6x-8c-4x-2c 4d-6x-8d-4x-2d 4e-6x-8e-4x-2e

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

#OctPoWriMo – Day 27 – #Alphabet Haiku: This Week – Letter Q – Quail

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#OctPoWriMo – Day 27 – #Alphabet Haiku: This Week – Letter Q – Quail

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#Alphabet Haiku Challenge or AHC

 Alphabet Haiku, which is a Weekly Challenge of Abigail Gronway, this week it is the letter (Q)

quaint quiescent quail
queues questionably
quizzes quarantine

  • Every word in the haiku must begin with the same letter.
  • When written in English, it generally follows the syllabic pattern 5-7-5
  • Haiku/Senryu Poetry – Here is an in-depth description of Haiku/Senryu Poem (also called human haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. Senryu is usually written in the present tense and only references to some aspect of human nature or emotions. They possess no references to the natural world and thus stand out from nature/seasonal haiku.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

#OctPoWriMo – Day 26 – Tanka Poetry – Selection for Autumn

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#OctPoWriMo – Day 26 – Tanka Poetry – Selection for Autumn

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October Poetry Writing Month #OctPoWriMo

Theme for 2018 is a one lined quote that gives me inspiration for writing a  Poem – These quotes are copied from Goodreads.com – tag poetry.

“I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of beauty.” ― Edgar Allan Poe

Tanka Poetry – Selection for Autumn

river of bare tree
autumn leaves still clinging on
distant hills in fog
pleasant thoughts of soup brewing
entered my mind as I walk

leaves withered and dry
flicking in front of my eyes
crackling with delight
memories of autumn days
season of mist mellow dreams

autumn leaves falling
returning back to the soil
enriching the earth
preparing lives cycling
economic nature

bright autumn foliage
reflections – perfect beauty
golden glory shines
joys of summer days have gone
shadows lengthen days shorter

ground covered with leaves
beautiful shades of autumn
richness shining strong
harmony enriching me
bringing peace within my soul

Tanka Poetry – consists of five units, usually with the following pattern of 5-7-5-7-7 which is syllables.

The first three lines (5/7/5) are the upper phase. This upper stage is where you create an image in your reader’s mind.

The last two lines (7/7) of a Tanka poem are called the lower phase.  The final two lines should express the poet’s ideas about the image that was created in the three lines above.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

#OctPoWriMo – Day 25 – Behrquain Poetry Form – Beauty of the Seasons

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#OctPoWriMo – Day 25 – Behrquain Poetry Form – Beauty of the Seasons

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October Poetry Writing Month #OctPoWriMo!

Theme for 2018 is a one lined quote that gives me inspiration for writing a  Poem – These quotes are copied from Goodreads.com – tag poetry.

“There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it” ― Gustave Flaubert

Beauty of the Seasons

Nature
as the seasons
continue flowing by
showing balmy shades of autumn
greens to paling yellows.
Like a rainbow
shining
through the trees.
No breeze the leaves are still,
amber sunlight falls through the trees
warming the cooling ground.
Scent, dead leaves yield
compost
Is enriching
the ground for a new year.
After winter has recycled,
ground free of pollutions,
soil is refreshed
healthy.
Time to replant
new seedlings for another year
enrich the beautiful scenery.
Birds singing overhead
courting their mate,
romance
is everywhere.
Green thumb, face of nature,
has her solutions for everything,
another year of beauty
as the seasons
roll by.

Behrquain Poetry Form

A poem of 30 lines, a syllabic form invented by Madison Shaw, aka Arkbear on Allpoetry

2/4/6/8/6/4/2/4/6/8/6/4/2/4/6/8/6/4/2/4/6/8/6/4/2/4/6/8/6/4/2  syllables per line. Unrhymed.

Form should be centered with care given to appearance.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

#OctPoWriMo – Day 24 – #Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 119 – Nature & Wilderness

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#OctPoWriMo – Day 24 – #Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 119 – Nature & Wilderness

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October Poetry Writing Month  #OctPoWriMo!

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The “Weekly Tanka Challenge Prompt” is now also a Poetry Challenge (any form).

Use the weekly poetry prompt “nature & wilderness”  to write a poem – any form, your choice, also please feel free to substitute these prompt words with a “synonym”.

Today I’m trying another new form of poetry – Oriental Octet

Pure Bliss

Perfect pathless view
bushland of pure wilderness
beauty well hidden,
a waterfall slowly flows.
Earth has music, just listen
nature is speaking
to the landscape and features
its the universe

Oriental Octet is an invented verse form that appears to emulate the syllabic pattern of the tanka and haiku. It was created by James R. Gray who requests the theme of the poem be nature.

  1. an octastich, a poem in 8 lines.
  2. syllabic, 5-7-5-7-7-5-7-5 syllables per line.
  3. unrhymed.

Tanka Poetry – consists of five units, usually with the following pattern of 5-7-5-7-7 which is syllables.

The first three lines (5/7/5) are the upper phase. This upper stage is where you create an image in your reader’s mind.

The last two lines (7/7) of a Tanka poem are called the lower phase.  The final two lines should express the poet’s ideas about the image that was created in the three lines above.

Reverse Etheree Poetry – The only difference is that the syllabic count is reversed: 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

Free Verse – No limitations – What is the difference between blank verse and free verse? The difference is in the structure.

Both blank verse and free verse are free from rhyme scheme. But, whereas blank verse does have a consistent meter, usually iambic pentameter, that creates a du-DUM rhythm effect, free verse is free from both meter and rhyme. It is free from the limitations of verse poetry.

Sidlak Poetry – is a structured poetry consisting of five lines with 3-5-7-9 syllables and a color. The last line must be a color that describes the whole poem or the feeling of the writer.

Etheree Poetry – Syllabic Pattern: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10, Rhyme: None

Double Etheree – Two Etheree stanzas, where the second one is reversed.Syllabic count: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1Rhyme not required

Triolet  Poetry – consists of 8 lines. Line 1, 4 and 7 are the same line repeated.  So are lines 2 and 8. No syllable count, although the preferred one for repeating forms is the standard eight syllables. Rhyme ABaAabAB, capital letters representing repeated lines

Haiku/Senryu Poetry – Here is an in-depth description of Haiku/Senryu Poem (also called human haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. Senryu is usually written in the present tense and only references to some aspect of human nature or emotions. They possess no references to the natural world and thus stand out from nature/seasonal haiku.

Shadorma Poetry– is a Spanish poetic form. A poem of six lines 3-5-3-3-7-5 syllables no set rhyme scheme. It can have many stanzas, as long as each follows the meter.

Bussokusekika Poetry – a pattern of 5-7-5-7-7-7 Tanka poem with an extra phrase of seven added on at the end.

Retourne Poetry is a French form of poetry and its all about repetition. It contains four quatrains and each line has eight syllables. (16 lines, 8/8/8/8)

The trick is that the first stanza second line ,must also be the second stanza first line, the first stanza third line is the third stanza first, and the first stanza fourth line is the fourth stanza first. Retournes do not have to rhyme. (rhyme optional)

Tetractys   5 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 syllables (total of 20), it can be written with more than one verse but must follow suit with an inverted syllable count.

Double Tetractys A decastich (10-line stanza) with an emphasis on the syllabic count of each line. Syllabic count: 1-2-3-4-10-10-4-3-2-1 It should express a complete thought and may be on any theme and express any mood. Rhyme is optional.

Not sure of your Syllable count?

  1. You can use the photo above, your own or no photo at all.
  2. The choice is yours, write any style of poetry you wish with the prompt

Copy and paste the link to your finished poem in the comments below. I will acknowledge them the following week, also share on Twitter, as I receive them.

Bloggers that posted on the Weekly Tanka Prompt – Poetry Challenge – Week 118 – 17 October 2018 – Education & Wisdom

Frank J Tassone Writer, Teacher, Husband and father, he has a Haijin in Action blog.

Ethan Dale Eagar Author of Ethan Eagar, like writing poetry

Joelle LeGendre  Author of Ranting Along blog, loves writing and her animals, a blog with humor that you just have to smile.

Reena Saxena – Founder of ReInventions — Coach, Trainer, Writer and Personal Branding Consultant.

Helene Vaillant – A lady in her seventies writing haiku, stories, poem and reflections at ”Willow Poetry”

Wonky Wizard – Author of Wonky Wizard is a retired medical general practitioner and enjoys writing and has published a book on Poetry

The Dark Netizen Author of The Dark Netizen Blog writes mostly Flash Fiction, also some Haiku poetry.

Linda Lee Lyberg – Author of Charmed Chaos writes about Musings of Life, Love, and Linguini, she has interesting poetry, short stories.

The Bag Lady – Cheryl is a widow, handicapped, a constant writer on her blog, loves doing most things.

#OctPoWriMo – Day 23 – Tango Form – Dreaming about Poetry

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#OctPoWriMo – Day 23 – Tango Form – Dreaming about Poetry

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October Poetry Writing Month #OctPoWriMo!

Theme for 2018 is a one lined quote that gives me inspiration for writing a  Poem – These quotes are copied from Goodreads.com – tag poetry.

“Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.” ― Leonard Cohen

Dreaming about Poetry

Dreams are remnants of a busy life
Always dreaming, never remembering
Just reminds me of things I have forgotten
throughout the day, the pressures of daily living

My life is not burning very well
Poetry gives the evidence, however,
I don’t believe it’s ash, it would blow away
as poets say, poetry lives with us forever

The Tango is an invented stanzaic form introduced by Chiquita LoJuana Gonzolas Sills. The elements of the Tango are:

  1. stanzaic, written in any number of quatrains.
  2. syllabic, 9-10-11-12 syllables per line.
  3. rhymed, xaxa xbxb etc. x being unrhymed.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

#OctPoWriMo – Day 22 – Brady’s Touch Poetry Form – Challenging Poetry

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#OctPoWriMo – Day 22 – Brady’s Touch Poetry Form – Challenging Poetry

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October Poetry Writing Month #OctPoWriMo!

Theme for 2018 is a one lined quote that gives me inspiration for writing a  Poem – These quotes are copied from Goodreads.com – tag poetry.

“Poetry is eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.” ― Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Challenging Poetry

Most poetry is written from the heart
Not sure it’s eternal graffiti
because poets are real artists
Some graffiti is beautiful
Whoopee

Indifference is the state of art
it is like calling someone sweetie
Poetry gives us love, we harvest
Sometimes it is not suitable
Agree

Brady’s Touch is a decastich (10-line poem) created by Maryann Merryweather-Travis on November 2006, in honor of Allen Brady.

  • It is made of 2 quintets (5-line stanzas) with a specific rhyme and syllabic count.
  • Line length: Each stanza follows the same pattern of 9-9-8-8-2 syllables.
  • Rhyme scheme: abxcd abxcd
  • Thus the second stanza is an exact replica of the first stanza in terms of line length and rhyme. The poem really has a nice sound, with the rhyming sounds being so far apart from each other.

 Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

#OctPoWriMo – Day 21 – Octain Poetry Form – NetWork

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#OctPoWriMo – Day 21 – Octain Poetry Form – NetWork

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October Poetry Writing Month #OctPoWriMo!

Theme for 2018 is a one lined quote that gives me inspiration for writing a  poem – These quotes are copied from Goodreads.com – tag poetry.

“The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke

Net Working

WordPress
poetry, writing
Meeting and making friends
while reading and commenting
all around the world uniting.
Energising weekends,
it’s amazing
that’s WordPress.

Octain Poetry Form is an invented verse form begins and ends the poem with the same word. It was created by Lillian Mathilda Svenson.

The defining features of the Octain are: an Octastich – a poem in 8 lines.
syllabic, 2/4/6/8/8/6/4/3 syllables per line.
Not a typo, the last line takes 3 syllables but the last word must be the same as the first.
rhymed or unrhymed.

If it is rhymed the rhyme scheme is AbcdbcdA. In the rhyme scheme AbcdbcdA, the capital A indicates a word refrain.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

 

#OctPoWriMo – Day 20 – #Alphabet Haiku: This Week – Letter P – Pheasant

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#OctPoWriMo – Day 20 #Alphabet Haiku: This Week – Letter P – Pheasant

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#Alphabet Haiku Challenge or AHC

 Alphabet Haiku, which is a Weekly Challenge of Abigail Gronway, this week it is the letter (P)

popular pheasant
passes particular patch
pauses peacefully

  • Every word in the haiku must begin with the same letter.
  • When written in English, it generally follows the syllabic pattern 5-7-5
  • Haiku/Senryu Poetry – Here is an in-depth description of Haiku/Senryu Poem (also called human haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. Senryu is usually written in the present tense and only references to some aspect of human nature or emotions. They possess no references to the natural world and thus stand out from nature/seasonal haiku.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley