NaWriPoMo19: Playing With Poetry 8/30: He said, She Said

April is Nationa/ Global Poetry Month.  I’ve been “Playing With Poetry” this month along side Mary Lee Hahn, Margaret Simon, and Christie Wyman.

I have fun tools to use: Haikubes, Metaphor Dice, Paint Chip Poetry, and Magnetic Poetry. Plus I signed up for the daily prompts at Two Sylvias Press. My poems are in draft form and sometimes I combine prompts and tools.  It IS playing with poetry after all.

Feel free to join us.  What kind of poetic trouble can you get into by playing along? We’re at #playwithpoetryNPM on Twitter and Instagram.

I’m “smushing”, to use a phrase in the Two Sylvias Press group, a prompt and a tool. It was to write a “he said, she said” poem. I knew immediately that I would play with the haikubes


Campfire Strangers

Around the campfire, two strangers

speak in haiku:

He said,

“Sister eyes

a glorious dilemma

oozing there”

She said,

“Brother calls

a love ravenous

leaves water”

He said,

“Sister sees

a curvy tangle

not the fire”

She said,

“Brother leaves

the flock sleeping

under moonlight”

Two strangers eat s’mores

between haikus

©jone rush macculloch (draft, 2019)

For some reason, WordPress on my IPad is playing editor for line breaks.

Don’t for get to visit the poet of the day for the Progressive Poem. It’s unfolding in an unique way.

1 Matt @ Radio, Rhythm and Rhyme
2 Kat @ Kathryn Apel
3 Kimberly @ KimberlyHutmacherWrites
4 Jone @ DeoWriter
5 Linda @ TeacherDance
6 Tara @ Going to Walden
7 Ruth @ thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown
8 Mary Lee @ A Year of Reading
9 Rebecca @ Rebecca Herzog
10 Janet F. @ Live Your Poem
11 Dani @ Doing the Work that Matters
12 Margaret @ Reflections on the Teche
13 Doraine @ Dori Reads
14 Christie @ Wondering and Wandering
15 Robyn @ Life on the Deckle Edge
16 Carol @ Beyond LiteracyLink
17 Amy @ The Poem Farm
18 Linda @ A Word Edgewise
19 Heidi @ my juicy little universe
20 Buffy @ Buffy’s Blog
21 Michelle @ Michelle Kogan
22 Catherine @ Reading to the Core
23 Penny @ a penny and her jots
24 Tabatha @ The Opposite of Indifference
25 Jan @ Bookseedstudio
26 Linda @ Write Time
27 Sheila @ Sheila Renfro
28 Liz @ Elizabeth Steinglass
29 Irene @ Live Your Poem
30 Donna @ Mainely Write

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2 Responses to NaWriPoMo19: Playing With Poetry 8/30: He said, She Said

  1. margaretsmn says:

    I like your clever use of he said/ she said in haiku. I’ve become frustrated with the haikubes. They don’t work very well for our class activities and all the kids want to do is roll them over and over.

  2. Oh my. Eating s’mores between haiku. Nothing better!

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