Wishful Fishy: A Folia*

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Wishful Fishy: A Folia*

Secondary fish friend, I stare
as Ariel sink in sea of love,
life with prince she wishes to share
while mine’s to fly like a white dove.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

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In response to Napowrimo Day 21. (yes, catching up! :D)

 

Today I challenge you to write a poem in the voice of minor character from a fairy tale or myth. Instead of writing from the point of view of Cinderella, write from the point of view of the mouse who got turned into a coachman.

 

Told in the perspective of Flounder of The Little Mermaid.

*Folia

The Folía is:

  • stanzaic, written in any # of quatrains.
  • syllabic, 8 syllables lines or shorter.
  • rhymed, rhyme scheme abab cdcd etc.
  • ridiculous or nonsensical.

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Inside Blogging’s Closet: A Didactic Cinquain*

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Inside Blogging’s Closet: A Didactic Cinquain*

Blogosphere
fun, tough
read, write, interact,
no competition here, we’re all friends
dear.

Growth,
slow, gradual,
visit sites, make friends, share thoughts,
let other’s words inspire your own writing
soul.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: Ecouterre


In response to Daily Post: Closet and Napowrimo Day 19.

 

Today, I’d like to challenge you to write the latter kind of “how to” poem – a didactic poem that focuses on a practical skill. Hopefully, you’ll be able to weave the concrete details of the action into a compelling verse.

*Didactic Cinquain

The Didactic Cinquain or Recipe Poem is often taught to American school children used as an aid in exploring the poetic mind, or just having fun with words. It uses parts of speech for the set form and in this regard is similar to theDiamante or Diamond Poem. This verse form is not to be confused with Rhyming Recipe or Recipe Poem which sets a culinary recipe to rhyme.

The Didactic Cinquain or Recipe Poem is:

  • a cinquain with lines made up of
    L1 1 noun,
    L2 2 adjectives,
    L3 3 verbs,
    L4 1 phrase or sentence,
    L5 1 noun.
  • unmetered, the rhythm of every day speech.
  • unrhymed.
  • meant to instruct.

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Heart’s Birth: A Haibun*

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Fierce wind drops, noisy wind blows, flood water inside our house flows. My clumsy-self tries so hard to tie my only pair of shoe, I have to go to school, it’s my sole due. School’s our only hope, that’s our home’s breath. Family’s in falling slope, quitting school means death.

courageous heart was
born with home’s tough winter’s breath
dream on, mom ‘ways said.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: Data


In response to Daily Post: Breath and Napowrimo Day 18.

 

Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that incorporates “the sound of home.” Think back to your childhood, and the figures of speech and particular ways of talking that the people around you used, and which you may not hear anymore.

*Haibun

Haibun is a joining of prose and haiku. Originating in Japan, found as far back as the 10th century and made popular by Basho in the 17th century, it is autobiographic often taking the form of a travelogue. Modern haibun usually draws its inspiration from everyday events. The form usually opens with prose which is short narrative. It sets the scene or describes a specific moment in objective detail. The haiku that follows relates to the core of the prose bringing emotional insight through an intensified image. There can be one or more prose-haiku combinations.

  • The prose describes in depth a scene or moment in a detached manner. It should be brief, concise and poetic. It is written in present tense and does not give away the moment of insight that should be revealed in the haiku that follows.
  • The haiku should not be in direct relationship with the prose but bring a different slant to the images to heighten the emotion drawn from the defining moment of the prose revealed in the haiku. It should not repeat words or phrases from the prose.

Kilig sa Harana (Sweet Serenade): A Kasa*

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Kilig sa Harana (Sweet Serenade): A Kasa

Bawat indak ng gitara               Your guitar’s dancing, in sweet strums
ang daliri’y tumitipa                 with your fingers, lovely tune hums
o pagsintang kay tamis            intense passion, so warm, so dear
musikang bumibigkis.              in music, you say it, so clear.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: Mike Giles


In response to Napowrimo Day 17.

 

Today, I challenge you to find, either on your shelves or online, a specialized dictionary. This could be, for example, a dictionary of nautical terms, or woodworking terms, or geology terms. Anything, really, so long as it’s not a standard dictionary! Now write a poem that incorporates at least ten words from your specialized source.

I am from the little country of the Philippines and I used two of the 36 Of The Most Beautiful Words In The Philippine Language: kilig and harana.

"Kilig"

(Quick note: Kilig is now part of English oxford dictionary!!! <3)

"Harana"

*Kasa

Kasa in Korean means song-words and is compared to the Chinese rhyme prose (fu). Its defining features are the lack of stanza breaks, lines of variable length and its tendency to describe through parallelism. The form dates back to 15th century Korea.

The Kasa, (song-words) is:

  • syllabic, 7-syllable lines broken by caesura into alternating groups of 3 and 4 syllables or 8 syllable lines broken by caesura into equal 4 syllable phrases.
  • strophic which can vary in number of lines.
  • tends to describe or expose through parallels.
  • written from unrequited love, patriotism, daily life, nostalgia, etc.

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Dear News: Three Sept*

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Dear News: Three Sept*

Once
I dreamed
of writing,
seeing my name
in front of
daily
news.

As
I read
chaotic
election, war,
I can’t help
but just
sigh.

My
dream snapped
like tulip
killed by winter.
Dear news, I
once loved
you.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: Sergey Zolkin


In response to Daily Post: Snap and Napowrimo Day 16.

 

Today, I challenge you to fill out, in no more than five minutes, the following “Almanac Questionnaire,” which solicits concrete details about a specific place (real or imagined). Then write a poem incorporating or based on one or more of your answers.

Almanac Questionnaire:

Weather: Winter

Flora: Tulip

Architecture: Cave

Customs: Giving

Mammals/reptiles/fish: Rabbit

Childhood dream: Writing

Found on the Street: Cars

Export: Fruits

Graffiti: Bold

Lover: Dear

Conspiracy: Politics

Dress: Skirt

Hometown memory: Streams

Notable person: Mitch Albom

Outside your window, you find: Hummingbirds

Today’s news headline: Election

Scrap from a letter: I once loved you.

Animal from a myth: Phoenix

Story read to children at night: David and Goliath

You walk three minutes down an alley and you find: Trash

You walk to the border and hear: Jason Mraz and Sara Bareilles

What you fear: Dead

Picture on your city’s postcard: Buildings

*Sept

The Sept is a simple invented form patterned after the number 7.

The Sept is:

  • a heptastich, a poem in 7 lines.
  • syllabic, 1-2-3-4-3-2-1 syllables in each line.
  • unrhymed.

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Inside My Suitcase-Heart: A Double Acrostic*

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Who’s inside my suitcase-heart? It’s for you to find out. ❤

Inside My Suitcase-Heart: A Double Acrostic*

Mind’s amazed with Taj
yet I don’t want to
let grandiose acts
obscure essence of love.
Vivid sincere acts that sweep,
enough, ‘cause my heart’s easy to reach.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: Pixabay


In response to Daily Post: Suitcase and Napowrimo Day 15.

 

Because today marks the halfway point in our 30-day sprint, today I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that incorporates the idea of doubles. You could incorporate doubling into the form, for example, by writing a poem in couplets. Or you could make doubles the theme of the poem, by writing, for example, about mirrors or twins, or simply things that come in pairs. Or you could double your doublings by incorporating things-that-come-in-twos into both your subject and form.

*Double Acrostic

Double Acrostic was a popular verse in the 1800s apparently spurred by Queen Victoria’s favoritism. She is said to have used this technique in her own writing. It was sometimes viewed more as a puzzle to be solved than a verse form. The verse can either spell the same word down the first letter of each line margin and the lastletter of each line margin or spell a word or phrase down the first letter of the line and another word or phrase up the last letter of the line.

This piece is said to have been written by Queen Victoria and was found at
Poems of Today and Yesterday

NapleS
ElbE
WashingtoN
CincinnatI
AmsterdaM
StambouL
TorneA
LepantO
EcliptiC

You figured it out? 😀

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Giggling Innocence: A San San*

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Giggling Innocence: A San San*

Your sweet giggling innocence
screams, awakes asleep mem’ry.
Mind’s screaming silence now ends
as I hear soothing cadence,
your voice soothes chained spirit free.
Screaming silence now giggles,
your giggling innocence sends
soothing cadence that tickles.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: Danielle MacInnes


In response to Daily Post: Giggle and Napowrimo Day 14.

 

Today’s prompt comes to us from TJ Kearney, who invites us to try a eight-line poem called a san san, which means “three three” in Chinese (It’s also a term of art in the game Go).

*San San

The san san has some things in common with the tritina, including repetition and rhyme. In particular, the san san repeats, three times, each of three terms or images. The eight lines rhyme in the pattern a-b-c-a-b-d-c-d.

I repeat giggle, soothe and scream. 🙂

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Bedtime Aphorism: An Anna*

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Bedtime Aphorism: An Anna*

Moon beam’s
fin’lly here
magneting us
‘neath the bed that’s ours
to share, snuggle
forever,
my dear.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: Charlie Hang


In response to Daily Post: Bedtime and Napowrimo Day 13.

 

The number 13 is often considered unlucky, so today I’d like to challenge you to beat the bad luck away with a poem inspired by fortune cookies.

*Anna

The Anna was invented in honor of Arkansas, poet and news columnist, Anna Nash Yarbrough by James R. Gray of California. This creator suggests the theme for this metric verse be love.

The Anna is:

  • a heptastich, a poem in 7 lines.
  • metric, iambic pattern, L1 dimeter, L2 trimeter, L3 tetrameter, L4 pentameter, L5 tetrameter, L6 trimeter and L7 dimeter.
  • unrhymed.

Newspaper’s Noise: A Neville*

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Newspaper’s Noise: A Neville*

Nervous, hurried, keyboard taps serve
nest for stories’ mind.
Never, eyes can’t be blind
news‘re inclined to evil’s curve.
No, good news exist but
no one can ever shut
noise of society’s evil nerves.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: Matt Popovich


In response to Daily Post: Newspaper and Napowrimo Day 12.

 

Today, I challenge you to write your own index poem. You could start with found language from an actual index, or you could invent an index, somewhat in the style of this poem by Thomas Brendler.

*Neville

Neville is a verse form with a combination of trimeter and tetrameter lines, created in honor of Mrs. Neville Saylor by James B. Gray.

The Neville is:

  • a heptastich, a poem in 7 lines.
  • metric, L1, L4, & L7 are iambic tetrameter and L2,L3,L5 & L6 are iambic trimeter.
  • rhymed, rhyme scheme abbacca.

Read more of my Napowrimo 2016 poems here!

Seaside Surprise: A Palette*

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Seaside Surprise: A Palette*

Crystal clear sea misplaces, hugs
pristine, soft, sun-bathed sand,
young pelicans roams and glide,
golden soleil smiles from above,
as warm whispers of breeze dries
your fresh blood in my hands.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: Zack Minor


In response to Daily Post: Misplaced and Napowrimo Day 11.

 

Today, I challenge you to write a poem in which you closely describe an object or place, and then end with a much more abstract line that doesn’t seemingly have anything to do with that object or place, but which, of course, really does.

*Palette

The Palette creates a vivid word painting within a brief and lyrical poem. It is simply a short poem, using vivid imagery. This genre was specified by Viola Berg. There is no prescribed structure or rhyme. The only mandate is the poem should create a brilliant image in the reader’s mind.

The Palette is:

  • a word painting.
  • framed at the discretion of the poet.

Read more of my Napowrimo 2016 poems here!