Roundup for National Poetry Writing Month – April 2018

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Roundup for National Poetry Writing Month – April 2018

#NaPoWriMo or GloPoWriMo

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1 May 2018, finally at the end of writing poetry for 30 Days Challenge, writing many forms of poems, it has been fascinating.

Special thanks to Suzanne Olivante for organizing the image prompts. I appreciate the work and time, especially the emails she sent me in advance so I could write them ahead of the scheduled days.  I highly recommend you check out her blog at  Suzanne Olivante Poetry

Day 1. SpiderwebShadorma Poetry

Day 2. Gateway of Life – Free Form

Day 3. Fantasy Dreaming – Free Form

Day 4. Locked Door Reverse Etheree Poetry

Day 5. Matches – Free Form

Day 6. Wild Waves – Free Form

Day 7. Sky Scrapers – Free Form

Day 8. Wild Storm – Tanka Poetry

Day 9. Time – Free Form

Day 10. ChocolateSenryu Poetry 

Day 11. Life under the Ocean – Free Form

Day 12. Autumn – Pantoum Poem

Day 13. Alone Reverse Etheree Poetry

Day 14. Artistic Autumn – Etheree Poetry

Day 15.  Ears – Double Tetractys

Day 16.  Lost in a Book – Free Form

Day 17. Bees – Shadorma Poetry

Day 18. Features of Owls – Pantoum Poetry

Day 19. Footprints Sign – Reverse Etheree Poetry

Day 20. Illuminated – Sidlak Poem

Day 21. Swan Facts – Double Etheree

Day 22. Fairies – Reverse Etheree Poetry

Day 23. Sharing Happy Memories – Shadorma Poetry

Day 24. Limestone Stalagmites – Bussokusekika Poetry

Day 25. Winter has Arrived – Free Form

Day 26. Oaks a Mighty Tree – Cortes Nonet Poem

Day 27. Spying – Reverse Etheree Poetry

Day 28. Magical – Octet Poetry

Day 29. Frustrations of Life – Free Form

Day 30. Abandoned House – Free Form

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Photo Credit – Never Stop Learning my friends writing poetry keeps the brain working, you are never too old, it’s up to you, keep that brain turning over, don’t let it go to waste.

#NaPoWriMo or #GloPoWriMo – Day 30 – Abandoned House

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#NaPoWriMo or #GloPoWriMo – Day 30 – Abandoned House

Thank you Suzanne Olivante for the NaPoWriMo Photo Daily Poetry Prompt

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Theme: Abandoned buildings (Ruins, Derelict, Haunted, Post War, History, Atlantis/Machu Pichu/Other…)

Abandoned House

With imagination soaring high
haunting and happy wild memories
remembering the good times, when
laughter and love filled the air

a home once full of health and joy
when it stood in all its splendor
mind hearing voices echoing upstairs
many now not living on this earth

so many secrets living within its walls
now groaning floorboards, broken glass
rotting stairs falling apart from age
now memories are all there is left

rubbish scattered everywhere
over-grown ivy-clad moss walls
a smell of bats, rats scarring away
spider-webs clinging everywhere

an uninhabited building, house no joy
only a shadow left in the cold mist
ruins of time, a home once lived in
no longer, home of laughter and joy.

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#NaPoWriMo or #GloPoWriMo – Day 29 – Frustrations of life

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#NaPoWriMo or #GloPoWriMo – Day 29 – Frustrations of life

Thank you Suzanne Olivante for the NaPoWriMo Photo Daily Poetry Prompt

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Let Sour Thoughts Go

Completely overwhelmed stress, anxiety
Let the feelings flow, laughter or tears
suck on a lemon, make a queer face
Let the fermenting flow before it explodes

All are cleansers for a peaceful body
Feel the warmth of a hug, priceless
just stop over-taxing the mind, smile
peace, stillness, enjoy treasures of life

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#NaPoWriMo or #GloPoWriMo – Day 28 – Magical

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#NaPoWriMo or #GloPoWriMo – Day 28 – Magical

Thank you Suzanne Olivante for the NaPoWriMo Photo Daily Poetry Prompt

Theme: Seeing, Spying, Watching, Witnessing

magical santa snow globe
reindeers floating past the moon
sleigh full of christmas gifts
little boy dreaming
snow flurries fall
blocks vision
lost sight
gone

Octet Poetry is an invented form introduced by Dr. Laura Andersson. It is simply a diminishing octave.

How to write an Octet Poem: Eight lines – 8/7/6/5/4/3/2/1 syllables, unrhymed.

It can be written as a mirror or can be reversed.

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#NaPoWriMo or #GloPoWriMo – Day 27 – Spying

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#NaPoWriMo or #GloPoWriMo – Day 27 – Spying

Thank you Suzanne Olivante for the NaPoWriMo Photo Daily Poetry Prompt

Theme: Seeing, Spying, Watching, Witnessing

Lost Lover

bright eyes witnessing the present moment
finally knowing where she now stood
seeing believing, the deceit
all that once existed gone
truth giving her freedom
unhappy marriage
so many lies
heartbroken
love lost
free

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

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#NaPoWriMo or #GloPoWriMo – Day 25 – Winter has Arrived

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#NaPoWriMo or #GloPoWriMo – Day 25 – Winter has Arrived

Thank you Suzanne Olivante for the NaPoWriMo Photo Daily Poetry Prompt

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Winter has Arrived

autumn leaves still laying low, winter came early
no howling winds this month the frost arrived early
winter is not supposed to be here yet, it still autumn
according to the seasons of the yearly months

little bugs are all dormant sleeping in the cold
everything is cuddling under the mighty trees
ice burning my fingers, toes frozen in my boots
Its freezing and soaking through my cold body

rays of light from the sun trying to get through
flower petals all hanging their cold heads low
the breeze wraps its self around the corner
it is getting colder by the minute, its freezing

the coldness has weakened my old legs
Its freezing and soaking through my body
panting in the cold air, trying to discover,
my souls warmest place, home, and hot soup.

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#NaPoWriMo or #GloPoWriMo – Day 26 – Oaks a Mighty Tree

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#NaPoWriMo or #GloPoWriMo – Day 26 – Oaks a Mighty Tree

Thank you Suzanne Olivante for the NaPoWriMo Photo Daily Poetry Prompt

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Oaks a Mighty Tree

Nature plays a role,
role in her capacity,
capacity always with much love
love flowing over, causing so much flooding.
Flooding is a disaster so many times for some,
some tiny acorn seed washed downstream floats onto fertile soil.
Soil spouts out new life, a mighty oak tree is formed, important regrowth.

Regrowth playing a vital role in forest ecology with oaks,
oaks having tough leathery shells survived many mighty knocks,
knocks helping to crack the shell, too heavy for the wind.
Wind does not help oak trees with germination.
Germination maybe with squirrels,
squirrels planting nuts serve oaks.
Oaks a mighty tree.

How to write a Cortes Nonet Poem

14 lines (2 stanzas, 7 lines each)
First stanza syllable count as follows:  5/7/9/11/13/15/17
Second stanza syllable count as follows:  17/15/13/11/9/7/5
The last word of each line is the first word of the next line.  (word form)
The first word of the second stanza can either be the last word of the first stanza OR a new word. The poem can rhyme or have no rhyme at all.

Invented by Josephine Ann Louise Cortes-Love aka MajesticRose on AllPoetry, March 2012. It was inspired by the original Nonet.

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I have made a mistake, this poem is for Day 26, Tomorrow I will publish Day 25.

#NaPoWriMo or #GloPoWriMo – Day 24 – Limestone Stalagmites

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#NaPoWriMo or #GloPoWriMo – Day 24 – Limestone Stalagmites

Thank you Suzanne Olivante for the NaPoWriMo Photo Daily Poetry Prompt

Limestone Stalagmites Poem

a mass of color
dripping into water
stalagmite form growth
is it underground caverns
forming a column buildup
dissolving in the water

Bussokusekika Poetry – a pattern of 5-7-5-7-7-7

A Tanka poem with an extra phrase of seven added on at the end.

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#NaPoWriMo or #GloPoWriMo – Day 23 – Sharing Happy Memories

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#NaPoWriMo or #GloPoWriMo – Day 23 – Sharing Happy Memories

Thank you Suzanne Olivante for the NaPoWriMo Photo Daily Poetry Prompt

Theme: Friendship, love, happy memories, togetherness, sharing

my dog speaks
I listen with love
respects me
guards my life
togetherness is for us
perfect companion

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. 

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#NaPoWriMo or #GloPoWriMo – Day 22 – Fairies

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#NaPoWriMo or #GloPoWriMo – Day 22 – Fairies

Thank you Suzanne Olivante for the NaPoWriMo Photo Daily Poetry Prompt

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shades of sun rays filter through the tall trees
fairies retired after a long night
caretakers of the soil and trees
magic mushrooms everywhere
tread dainty fairy dust
unusual features
magical site
everywhere
magic
peace

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

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