Wednesday, April 16, 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day 16

What would National Poetry Writing Month be without at least one Limerick - and this one is all about me........

There once was a girl named Kate
Who always stayed up way too late
Her mind would just roam
Till she made up a poem
Cause it's just so much fun to create

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day 15

Today's prompt is to write a poem in Terza Rima.  It consists of three-line stanzas, with a "chained" rhyme scheme. The first stanza is ABA, The second is BCB, the third is CDC and so on.  A common way of ending a Terza Rima poem is with a single line standing on its own, rhyming with the middle line of the preceding three-line stanza. This looks fairly interesting so I thought I'd give it a try.....

It was a strange and quiet day
and i didn't have a plan
nor anything to say

but then i nearly ran
with certainly no reason
when i saw that man

what an odd season

Monday, April 14, 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day 14

Today was a beautiful day and I was happy to be off after a very long and busy weekend. I spent the day cleaning and changing curtains to welcome in Spring.....

Open the windows
Let in the fresh air and light
Let you soul revive

Sunday, April 13, 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day 13 - Putting on the New Day

Putting on the new day
A fresh start
A different way

Opening a new book
The first step
A different look

Yesterday is left behind
All the past
Is out of mind

A fresh start
A different way 
Putting on the new day

Saturday, April 12, 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day12

A Little Slice of Happiness - served up with a  little Haiku.......

A nice cup of tea
Some laughter and good friends
What else can be said

Friday, April 11, 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014. Day 11

The didactic cinquains is embraced by young adults and older poets for its expressive simplicity and refers  to word count, not syllables and stresses. Ordinarily, the first line is a one-word title, the subject of the poem; the second line is a pair of adjectives describing that title; the third line is a three-word phrase that gives more information about the subject; vvthe fourth line consists of four words describing feelings related to that subject; and the fifth line is a single word synonym or other reference for the subject from line one.

Rest, relaxation
Dancing, singing, laughing
Enjoying moments of fun

Thursday, April 10, 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day 10 - The Tanka

So now it's time for the Tanka -- frankly I just like the way that sounds -- "The Tanka"

The Japanese Tanka is a thirty-one-syllable poem, traditionally written in a single unbroken line.  A form of waka, Japanese song or verse, Tanka translates to "short song" and is better known in its five-line 5/7/5/77 syllable count form.

I'm a little close to the wire tonight, so I'll see if I can make it under......

A barren wasteland
The last of a tough winter
So now we will wait
As the darkness turns to light
And we watch for the first bud