Tag Archives: Poem A Day

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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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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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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Dream Big Ghazal

Poem A Day #4 is to be of the Ghazal poetry form. Ghazals were originally popularized and written by such notables as Rumi and Hafiz of Persia.  Through the influence of Goethe (1749–1832), the ghazal became very popular in Germany … 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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Miss You Already

Day 30 presents the interesting challenge of writing a poem about something, anything that happens time and time again.  As I thought on this, I realized there were many subjects that might be topical for this poem.  Thinking on that, … Continue reading

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