#OctPoWriMo – Day 19 – Rictameter Poem – Beauty of Poetry

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#OctPoWriMo – Day 19 – Rictameter Poem – Beauty of 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.

“The poetry of the earth is never dead.” ― John Keats

Beauty of Poetry

Poetry
is never dead
It rolls out from the heart
like a drop of falling water.
Writing poetry a way to move forward
Nature main topic, writing poems
then comes the emotions.
Spilling out as
poetry.

Rictameter is a scheme similar to Cinquain.

Starting your first line with a two syllable word, you then consecutively increase the number of syllables per line by two. i.e. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Then down again, 8, 6, 4, 2 Making the final line the same two syllable word you began with.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

 

#OctPoWriMo – Day 18 – Joseph’s Star Poetry Form – Thanks

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#OctPoWriMo – Day 18 – Joseph’s Star Poetry Form – Thanks

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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.

“some moments are nice, some are nicer, some are even worth writing about.” ― Charles Bukowski

Message of Appreciation to my Family

Love
my family
forgetting bad times
just remembering good ones
we had more good times than bad
new generation
grandchildren
happy

Years
passing by
grandchildren married
the birth of great grandchildren
seeing joy in families eyes
next generation
is forming
thrilled

Now
Living in
21st century
my oldest great grandchildren 
are already teenagers
before I know it
more offspring
Thanks.

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.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

 

#OctPoWriMo – Day 17 – #Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 118 – Education & Wisdom

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#OctPoWriMo – Day 17 #Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 118 – Education & Wisdom

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October Poetry Writing Month  #OctPoWriMo!

#weeklytankachallenge -118

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

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

Today I’m trying a new form of poetry

Tango Poetry Form – Education

Education, kindling of a flame
it’s born in us at birth with the first breath
It’s in every human body, the will to learn
We never stop learning until the day of death

Teaching children at school, a failure
Fears of failing grades fails a bright student
Self-education could make you a fortune
Clearly schooling some students will be a advent

Anyone who keeps learning stays young
You spend a lifetime acquiring wisdom
Wisdom is not a product of education
It’s phenomenon that matures in your system

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.

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

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 117 – 10 October 2018 – Sunset & Theme

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.

Deepa Author of Sync with deep. She is a working homemaker with a teenage son. Please visit her site, she has many interesting posts.

ErhynirehAuthor of Erhynireh.Wordpress.com, says she is a sentimental fool, I say – Not true, she is a very caring lady I have known for some years on WordPress platform, I fully recommend her as a great writer.

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

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

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

Ethan Dale Eagar Author of EthanEagar, like writing poetry

The Pink Seam – There is a Warning on this site it contains sexual content and is not suitable for children under 18 years of age.

LillyOrchid777 – Author of “In the silence of the day”

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 16 – Sonnetina Uno – What is Time

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#OctPoWriMo – Day 16 – Sonnetina Uno – What is Time

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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.

“Five minutes are enough to dream a whole life, that is how relative time is.” ― Mario Benedetti

What is time

With time it’s either gone or still coming
It’s the past, present, through to the future
Just stop a minute and think about it
the last minute has already passed by
this minute has nearly already gone
the next minute is here, now it is gone.
Now five minutes have passed by, wasted time
as I have been thinking what else to write
another sixty seconds have gone by.
So with time we mostly are in the past. 

Author note: Just my thoughts about time, no wonder we age so soon, life is passing us by, our time is mostly past, because we never know if there is the future of time for us, (another day).

Sonnetina Uno is:

  • A decastich (10-line poem) written in one single stanza.
  • It is unrhymed and written in iambic pentameter.
  • In other words, it is written in blank verse.

Iambic pentameter is when there are ten syllables in a line. The first syllable will be unstressed, the second will be stressed, and then the pattern will repeat.

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.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

 

#OctPoWriMo – Day 15 – Sidlak Poem – Pain or Nothing

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#OctPoWriMo – Day 15 – Sidlak Poem – Pain or Nothing

Photo Credit – Sensory nerve fibres stimulated beyond harmful intensity causing nociceptive pain. Nociceptive pain is caused by damage to body tissue and usually described as a sharp, aching, or throbbing pain. … Neuropathic pain can also be caused by a cancer tumor pressing on a nerve or a group of nerves.

October Poetry Writing Month at #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.

“Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.” ― William Faulkner

Pain or Nothing

Must be pain
choice pain or nothing
it would have to be pain
if it was nothing, I would be dead
Midnight Blue

Author note: I agree with William Faulkner, but there are so many forms of pain like all the emotions in life, physical pain, but whatever it is, I would get through it as I have for nearly eighty years. My color of choice was a Shade of black.

If you were writing this Sidlak poem what color would you have picked?

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.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

 

#OctPoWriMo – Day 14 – Diminishing Pentaverse – Poetry is Passion

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#OctPoWriMo – Day 14 Diminishing Pentaverse – Poetry is Passion

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October Poetry Writing Month at #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.

“With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.” ― Edgar Allan Poe

Reading or Writing – I Love Poetry

Poetry is passion
try it in your life
wildfire in your blood
like inhaling air
it is survival

it gives feeling
to be human
lets ideas bloom
calms conditions

flowing free
on paper
fingers flee

writing
poetry

free.

Diminishing Pentaverse – origin unknown

A pentaverse is a 5-line poem with 5 syllables per line.

Therefore, the Diminishing Pentaverse begins with a stanza having 5 lines of 5 syllables, and decreases down to 1 line of 1 syllable.

Total length: 15 lines

Syllabic structure: 5-5-5-5-5, 4-4-4-4, 3-3-3, 2-2, 1

Unrhymed

The lines don’t have to be lists. 

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

 

#OctPoWriMo – Day 13 – #Alphabet Haiku: This Week – Letter O – Otter

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#OctPoWriMo – Day 13 – #Alphabet Haiku: This Week – Letter O – Otter

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October Poetry Writing Month at #OctPoWriMo!

#Alphabet Haiku Challenge or AHC

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

otters observing
obedient obese offspring
obstacle overrun

  • 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 12 – Free Verse Poem – Tiredness

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#OctPoWriMo – Day 12 – Free Verse Poem – Tiredness

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Time for the October Poetry Writing Month at #OctPoWriMo!

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

“I know you’re tired but come, this is the way.” ― Jalalu’l-din Rumi

Tiredness

Bad things happen when you are tired, they say
Just let me be for now, I need to rest.
Rest a little, but you must keep moving
there is no time to spend wastefully.

Exhaustion slowly taking over my tired mind
Show me the way to solitude please. I need it
It is hours that I have been lying here awake
a dream coming on, I’m in a hopeless state

A perfect place to sleep in those shadows
My insecurities within the tiredness show
Sleep didn’t honour me with it’s presence
So I will follow you, which way do I go now.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

 

#OctPoWriMo – Day 11 – Diminishing Hexaverse – Phone is Ringing

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#OctPoWriMo – Day 11 – Diminishing Hexaverse – Phone is Ringing

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Time for the October Poetry Writing Month at #OctPoWriMo!

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

“Don’t use the phone. People are never ready to answer it. Use poetry.” ― Jack Kerouac

Phone is ringing

Answer the phone I said
My husband said to me
No, I’m eating my tea
So the phone kept ringing
No one would answered it
So the phone stopped ringing.

Later on it rang
and kept on ringing
No one answered it
we did not hear it
as we were outside

Next day it rang
after breakfast
No one answered
we were working.

Later on
phone rang loud
I heard it

answered
they hung

up.

The Diminishing Hexaverse
• a poem in diminishing 6 stanzas, made up of a sixain, followed by quintet, followed by a quatrain, followed by a tercet followed by couplet and ending in a single stich.
• syllabic, L1-L6 6 syllables each, L7-L11 5 syllables each, L12-L15 4 syllables each, L16-L18 3 syllables each, L19-L20 2 syllables each and finally L21 1 syllable. (20 Lines)  • unrhymed.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

 

#OctPoWriMo – Day 10 – #Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 117 – Sunset & Theme

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#OctPoWriMo – Day 10 – #Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 117 – Sunset & Theme

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Time for the October Poetry Writing Month at #OctPoWriMo!

#weeklytankachallenge -117

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

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

Tanka Poem

sunset vision, free
enjoying the color theme
ocean calmly smooth
peace is all around me now
another day nearly gone

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

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 116 – 3 October 2018 – Endangered & Animals

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

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

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

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

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

ErhynirehAuthor of Erhynireh.Wordpress.com, says she is a sentimental fool, I say – Not true, she is a very caring lady I have known for some years on WordPress platform, I fully recommend her as a great writer.

Bob Author of Bob FairField Website, He has very interesting poetry, great site to check out.

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