Wow! I’m here It seems odd Amnesia?- But Where did I come from? Isn’t it still yesterday? I am in the here and now But I don’t remember just how I managed to arrive to this place. I ‘ll never push big red buttons again
I don’t not know if this form has a proper name. It is however my default poetic form using cadence and rhyme to drive it. I don’t know if I ever matured beyond Dr Seuss, but there is something in it that speaks to the inner me.
Colleen’s last poetry challenge of 2020, is to write a poem about hope, using our favourite poetry form (and on this occasion, it doesn’t have to be syllabic). She asks that we make these poems inspirational to others.
She stipulates that we should avoid negativity and politics.
We are to also tell us why the specific form we chose is our favourite.
Night time The darkest realm The nocturnal dwellers Scarcely aware of the coming Sunlight
Morning A place by night dwellers eschewed They prepare for their sleep In the dawn hour’s brightness
Night time The darkest realm The nocturnal dwellers Unaware of the coming sun Spread wings
Unknown Is the bright times of the daylight For they in darkness rest At the sunrise They sleep
Colleen’s syllabic challenge this week is to write using a poem by Sue Vincent as our theme. I have chosen the line: “sun rises unseen” as my prompt. I have used a mirrored mirrored cinquain (if that is a thing) as my form.
Colleen’s challenge this week is to write o syllabic poem on the theme of the illusion of power. I have attached a photo of Downing Street, but the White House, or any number of other political and economic locations would done as well.
Illusion of having complete control People bow and do whate’er you say Might making right in your own view No concern for ethics’ ways Your conceit and power Going hand in hand Till the piper In the end You must Pay
Majestic pair white Gliding upon mirrored lake Autumn’s home to build
Colleen has set the following challenge this week:
“You can choose the Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt provided by Trent McDonald, or you can choose the #SynonymsOnly challenge using the words “MOVE & MAKE” provided by David Ellis. OR… You can do both! It’s up to you.”
I have chosen to go with a haiku based on the photo, and I have used gliding for move, and build for make.