NaWriPoMo19: Poetry Friday, Playing with Poetry

Poetry Friday is hosted by Amy at The Poem Farm.

April is National/ 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.

Today, I am combining words from my haiku blocks and the prompt from Two Sylvias Press which was to write a Gogyohka. It’s a fun form.

Gogyohka: 5 line poem. Newer Japanese form. For the prompt one stanza about nature and one about a food event.

Sneaky ocean waves

crashed on the rocks

following the pull

of the moon

We found shelter

So much clamor

over salt

instead of sugar

in the pie following the argument

Hope dashed for a change of heart

©jone rush macculloch, (draft, 2019)

Reminder to stop by on the Progressive Poem. It’s so fun to see how it travels in cyberspace.

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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7 Responses to NaWriPoMo19: Poetry Friday, Playing with Poetry

  1. Kay Mcgriff says:

    Interesting form..I am enjoying watching all this playful poetry and storing up ideas to try later!

  2. maryleehahn says:

    What an intriguing form! I used my metaphor cubes in a new way today. It’s been fun to let go and PLAY with the tools, making up our own rules as we go along!

  3. So fun! I have the paint chip poetry game, and I find it so much fun to pull out when I’m feeling a bit stumped or creatively dry.

  4. cweichel says:

    I have been enjoying all the playing with poetry posts this year. Your poem made me chuckle with the salt instead of sugar lines.

  5. glenda funk says:

    This form is new to me, but I like the idea of using Haikubes for it. Interesting the way food and nature sort of blend together. I need to try this.

  6. amyludwigvanderwater says:

    These playful posts are such great fun…and combined with new-to-me forms – glorious! Your poem has me thinking about our daughter who will be interning doing horseshoe crab research this summer…the only job, her professor said, that will be dictated by the moon and the tides… Happy Poetry Friday, friend! xx

  7. Interesting…I’d never heard of this type of poem, so thanks for sharing! I like the disparate nature of your stanzas, which connect upon reflection. (I see we’re both in a Japanese frame of mind this week)

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