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Late Night Nachos Pantoum

Milkwood’s Poem A Day #15 is the Pantoum.  The word prompt for this form is ‘swan song’. The Pantoum form is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantoum “The pantoum is a form of poetry similar to a villanelle in that there are repeating lines throughout … Continue reading

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Talk Is Cheap Rondel

The Poem A Day form for Day#14 is the Rondel form.  The word prompt is ‘sunspot’.  Sorry to say. But, I am not going to use the word prompt.  It’s only provided here in case there is a reader out … Continue reading

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Home On Phone, the Homophones Echo

The Poem A Day for Day #13 is to be prepared in the Echo Poem form.  The word prompt if needed is ‘dense’. From https://www.britannica.com/art/echo-verse: “Echo verse, a type of verse in which repetition of the end of a line … Continue reading

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An Elegy To Common Sense

Poem A Day #11 is to be an elegy.  The word prompt is ‘black hole’. Milkwood’s definition of elegy is limited to the following.  I would argue that the person who wrote the notecard needs to revisit this.  I have … Continue reading

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Leading Toward Significance In Free Verse

Poem A Day #12 is to be written in Free Verse.  The word prompt is ‘echo’. Free Verse is: From https://www.poetryfoundation.org/learn/glossary-terms/free-verse and https://literarydevices.net/free-verse/: “Nonmetrical, nonrhyming lines that closely follow the natural rhythms of speech. A regular pattern of sound or … Continue reading

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Curtain-Fall Triversen

Poem of the Day #9 is the Triversen form. From https://poetscollective.org/poetryforms/triversen/: “The Triversen, (triple verse sentence), is a sentence broken into three lines. It has also been referred to as a “verset”, a surge of language in one breath.” “The … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Way Tanka

It’s Valentine’s Day.. so.. Happy Valentine’s Day to anyone out there reading these attempts at poetry formats.  The next format is said to be the short song origin of the Haiku.  The Tanka is Poem of the Day #8 format … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Villanelle

Milkwood’s  Poem A Day #7 is at best very difficult.  The form is the Villanelle.  The word prompt is ‘tide’. The villanelle consists of: “19 lines. Two rhymes. Two lines that repeat. Six stanzas – five are three lines each … Continue reading

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Memory of Fireworks Haiku

I keep stumbling around trying to catch up with this whole Milkwood Poem of a Day event.  Mainly, it seems that when bits and pieces are done out of sequence, it confuses me to where to go from there.  With … Continue reading

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A Haiku Passage On Groundhog’s Day

Happy Groundhog Day!  Combine Milkwood writing group’s poem of the day into a celebration for today.  Good news!  Spring is predicted to arrive early! Milkwood Poem of the Day POD 1 – Haiku 5-75 A Haiku Passage On Groundhog’s Day … Continue reading

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