Wednesday, April 23, 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day 23

I worked a couple of late evenings this week and I'm drained. Therefore, I declare this Haiku Wednesday!


Stillness all around
On an evening when I'm tired
Is a welcome friend

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day 22

Today we were asked to write a children's poem - I thought I'd write about my dog - who doesn't love a pup!

This is the story of Shadow

Once there was a dog named Shadow
She was looking for a home
I brought her to my house
So she'd never be alone

She really is quite lovely
And happy every day
The thing she likes the most
Is to go outside and play

I think she was a gift
From heaven up above
She really is a sweetheart
And all she knows is love


Monday, April 21, 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day 21

Imagine there's a garden,
That always is in bloom.
And the door is hidden,
Inside this very room.

Walk inside the garden,
And fill your lungs with air.
Not anyone who enters,
Can bring inside despair.

Notice in the corner,
A little set of stairs.
And at the top you'll see,
A table and two chairs

Waiting at the table
Yes, it's really me
Hoping  that you'll sit
And have a cup of tea

Sunday, April 20, 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day 20

It's time for a Triolet - A triolet is an eight-line poem.  All the lines are in iambicic tetramenter (for a total of eight syllables per line), and the first, fourth, and seventh lines are identical, as are the second and final lines.  This means that the poem begins and ends with the same couplet.  Beyond this, there is a tight rhyme scheme (helped along by the repetition of lines) - ABaAabAB.


A different girl I would be
Somewhere in a different land
If you had never looked at me
A different girl I would be
I guess it's pretty plain to see
Though it is hard to understand
A different girl I would be
Somewhere in a different land









Saturday, April 19, 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day 19

It's Earth Day - my garden is tilled and ready for planting.    I just love everything about this time of the year


Each morning
As I wake, I feel
Renewed
Thankful and full of
Hope

Determined
Alert
Yet another day is here!





Friday, April 18, 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day 18


Today's challenge is to write a ruba'i -- a Persian form - a four-line stanza with a rhyme scheme of AABA.  Multiple stanzas are a rubaiyat.

I don't really have much going on in my head tonight - that may just be the weekend kicking in and I'm not altogether sure this format works for me either it feels a little choppy.....


It's Friday night and I'm feeling fine
I guess it's time for another rhyme
Finally sitting down to rest
I might just have a glass of wine













Thursday, April 17, 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day 17

Today's prompt is to write a poem using at least 3 of the 5 senses -it also just happens to be National Haiku Day - here is my attempt to accommodate both....


Smell change in the wind
See new possibilities
Taste life that's ahead

Hear panic and doubt
Feel the fear holding you back
And still, Embrace it