Form for this poem – This is a form of increasing the number of syllables by one each line until you reach ten syllables. Then decrease by one each line, until you end on one syllable.
Syllable pattern – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. 9. 8,7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Because… in the end… ” there can be only one. ” Highlander Movie
Yes, I made this form up just for fun.
Try for yourself and link your poem in the comments below.
Darkness and light
Smoke and mirrors parlor games
Keep their pawns in a fog covered veil
Moving them like puppets on thin strings
Making the rules as they’re breaking them
Until one player finds the blade
And cuts the strings that hold them
With a swish of their hand
The veil is parted
Tables are turned
Free the hands
Written for poetry challenge for Jane Dougherty Writes Blog. See her post HERE
This is my first try at writing a Sept, which is a poem with seven lines
The syllables are 1-2-3-4-3-2-1. This gives the poem its shape.
Join in the fun and write one of your own!
Gently over her
Sweetly silken flesh did the
Cleansing tide renew
Haiku Poetry Challenge Tide , Flesh from Ronovan Write’s ronovanwrites blog
The rules are simple.
- Take the two words and write a Haiku. I use Haiku in English as my style, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second, and 5 for the third, but you can use what you like. For syllable help visit HowManySyllables.com.
- The two words can be used as you like. Words have different definitions and you can use the definitions you like. You can even use a synonym word as long as it does not change the meaning. Go to Thesaurus.com for Synonym help.
I have a poem that was published today on Wolf Publishing blog. Please take a minute to visit my poem there. This poem is a little in the style of Dr. Seuss. I have always loved Dr. Seuss and I incorporated a little bit of his style into this one, in combination with my own style.
Wolf publishing has these writing challenges usually every week or so. You can check out the into at their site about how to submit. It is all is good blogging fun and you might enjoy this for something different to do.
Here is an excerpt from the poem
...For the misfits and the lovers and the artists keep time
With a different kind of rhythm from their own unique mind
Please take a few minutes to go over to see my poem that was published today on the Wolf Publishing blog.
Poem was written for this week’s challenge. My poem is entitled Old Woman’s Pond
I have not entered any of these poetry challenges before so your support would be greatly appreciated.