Category Archives: Pantoums

NaPoWriMo Poetic Form Challenge 4/30: Mystery Mondays

Mystery Mondays present a surprise poetic form each week.  This week it’s a pantoum, one of my favorite forms. Definition: The pantoum is a form of poetry similar to a villanelle in that there are repeating lines throughout the poem. … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Words Travel on Angel’s Wings For miracles and peace on earth, Brilliant brittle stars dangle in the midnight sky. Angels past, angels present, and future angels Bring good news of great joy. Brilliant brittle stars dangle in the midnight sky. … Continue reading

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My Aunt Dot

This week’s Poetry Stretch is writing a pantoum. I love this form.   My 81-year-old aunt passed away on Monday.   Her husband was my father’s best man and best childhood friend.  They were aunt and uncle by the LOVE DNA.  Integral … Continue reading

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Read Write Poem: Narrative Wallpaper

Dave Jarecki’s prompt was to create a narrative wallpaper poem at Read Write Poem.  He encourages us  “to find the “narrative wallpaper” that resides in your home, apartment, memory, etc. Maybe you’re the child in the bedroom watching stories burn … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Outside My Window

Tricia’s poetry stretch this week invited writers to write about “outside my window”.  Here is my response: outside my window the language of spring speaks tulips dance in the breeze as bee symphony plays a concerto the language of spring … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo: Found Poem

Read Write Poem’s prompt today is to create a found poem.  It is like going to the thrift shop and creating a new use for the lines fund in books says the people of Read Write Poem. I looked up Rumi … Continue reading

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Read, Write, Poem: First Lines

Rediscovered this great site with weekly poetry prompts.  This week:”leave a first line and borrow a first line”. This is funny, Dave commented on an earlier post and said he was using my first line. This morning, I decided to … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Macaronic Verse

This is a cross posting from “Check It Out”, my school blog. I have been making a better attempt at participating in the “Poetry Stretch” each week. This week it is macaronic verse. At first I thought, no way. Then … Continue reading

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Anniversary Poem: For My Husband

The Monday Poetry Stretch for this week at Miss Rumphius is to write a “love poem you write cannot include any terms of endearment or words of adoration”. Tomorrow is our seventeenth wedding anniversary.  Here is my contribution to the challenge … Continue reading

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One Single Impression: Folly

The prompt this week is “folly”. I usually write haiku of OSI but this week, it is a pantoum and more reflection of the Oregon Coast. Low Tide, Agate Beach, OR Sea garden, low tideRuffled kelp, the ulva taeniata* and … Continue reading

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