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Poetry Prompt 3–Part 2

LiteraryLintBooks175x175Write a 26-line poem using all the letters of the alphabet, where the first line starts with the letter “A,” the second “B,” the third “C,” etc., culminating with the final line starting with “Z.”

Continuing the Haiku Chain – each line starting with the letters of the alphabet. Previous post here

h-j:

H 7

hands in silent work

holding strand to strand weaving

home for human soul

I 8

in rebellion fight

imprint heart and mind to live

impertinently

J 9

jam on buttered bread

joining vegetable soup

joyful to be meal

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Poetry Prompt 3 – part 1

PenBells175x175Write a 26-line poem using all the letters of the alphabet, where the first line starts with the letter “A,” the second “B,” the third “C,” etc., culminating with the final line starting with “Z.”

Hm… how about making this HARD? 26 Haikus – each line starting with the letters of the alphabet – sounds interesting, right?

a-g:

A  1
arms holding too tight
acorns sprinkled on the path
approaching safety

B  2
bones scattered across
burning sands of the desert
bringing tears of rage

C  3
cat rests on doorstep
caring for nothing in sight
contemplating food

D  4
door sliding ajar
demons gnashing their sharp teeth
drowning in cold sweat

E  5
evening by the pond
early fireflies playing tag
entropy arrive

F  5
fingers over keys
fragments of music reach G-d
fortuity sighs

G  6
growing seeds break soil
grasping sunlight fearlessly
grateful for being

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Thanks Daphne for helping with the syllable divisions:)

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Terse Tuesday – Poetry Prompt 2

PenBells175x175Is it possible to tell a story in poetry?

How about Haiku? Haiku in English.

The way I was taught in school the very basics of a haiku are  – A place, a movement and an emotion – either explicit or implicit divided over three lines and 17 syllables – like so: 5 – 7 –  5.

Here’s my suggested Haiku prompt: Earth

snow-covered earth
dying bear asleep within
grieving for lost ice


This isn’t a test or a competition – if you like you can share in the comments – if you don’t want to share, that’s ok too :) But if you do something with this – leave a comment, and say “hi”.

This is part of my Terse Tuesday – a bit of word-smithing because it is fun.

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Terse Tueseday – Poetry Prompt 1

PenBells175x175Ket sent me to Aheila’s Drabble post the other day. That gave me an idea. Fiction is mostly prose, yes? But is it possible to tell a story in poetry?

How about Haiku? Haiku in English.

The way I was taught in school the very basics of a haiku are  – A place, a movement and an emotion – either explicit or implicit devided over three lines and 17 syllables – like so: 5 – 7 –  5.

Here’s my suggested Haiku prompt: Life.

and here’s my haiku:

on the ocean light
in the wind the birds of life
fearing fear itself.

This isn’t a test or a competition – if you like you can share in the comments – if you don’t want to share, that’s ok too :) But if you do something with this – leave a comment, and say “hi”.

This is part of my Terse Tuesday – a bit of word-smithing because it is fun.

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