Monthly Archives: April 2016

NaPoWriMo Poetic Form Challenge 29/30: Freestyle Fridays

great blue heron’s silhouette shimmers on the pond fish scatter to escape breakfast ©Jone Rush MacCulloch

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NaPoWriMo Poetic Form Challenge 28/30: Tanka Thursdays

fifty railroad cars contain root vegetables stored in this cellar forgotten lives abandoned relocated internees ©Jone Rush MacCulloch

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NaPoWriMo Poetic Form Challenge 27/30: Word Wednesdays

Today’s word is SPIRAL.  I am taking it from Mary Lee Hahn’s line in the 2016 Progressive Poem found HERE. I love the ZENO form. J. Patrick Lewis created the “zeno” poetry form. It’s a 10-line verse form with a repeating syllable count … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Poetic Form Challenge 26/30: Take-a-Line Tuesdays

I’ve been reading some poetry of Wistawa Szmborska.  So today’s line is from her poem, “Golden Anniversary”: One day the answer came before the question One day the answer came before the question in the middle of math the student in … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Poetic Form Challenge 25/30: Mystery Mondays

monday mystery clam shell or butterfly wings fly away spirit ©jone rush macculloch  

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NaPoWriMo Poetic Form Challenge 24/30: Scribble Sundays

When I was at the writing retreat earlier this month, I wrote two sestinas.  The first one is HERE.  I like this description from a writer friend, “it’s like writing a marathon.”  Yep.  It is and such a puzzle. What … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Poetic Form Challenge 23/30: Shadorma Saturdays

morning walk on the gravel road climbing vine entwined in the old window of childhood where grandma once lived ©Jone Rush MacCulloch, 2016

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NaPoWriMo Poetic Form Challenge 22/30: Freestyle Friday

It’s Poetry Friday.  It’s Earth Day.  Forty-six years ago, I helped plan the first Earth Day at my high school. Earth Day open cathedral within the city all invited to meditate plan ways to protect the planet less carbon footprints the … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Poetic Form Challenge 21/30: Tanka Thursday

open tulips the forgotten gardener remembers that day in autumn, the hole dug deep the bulb dropped in, recalls grandpa ©Jone Rush MacCulloch

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NaPoWriMo Poetic Form Challenge 20/30: Word Wednesday

I host a PreK Shining Stars Storytime every week.  Today a Mom shared a word for the sound that bells made: tintinnabulation.  What a terrific word. Shake the bells Shake the bells Tintinnabulation Celebration Turn around Touch the ground Touch the … Continue reading

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