Tag Archives: Quatrain

Of Love and Fear

No slackers here for Day 5 of Na/GloPoWriMo.  Here are the goals: “(1) the villanelle form, (2) lines taken from an outside text, and/or (3) phrases that oppose each other in some way. If you can use two elements, great … Continue reading

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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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Kyrielle of Empowerment

The Milkwood Poem A Day #10 is the Kyrielle.  The word prompt for day 10 is ‘element’. “Kyrielle is a French form inspired by a Christian devotional tradition, the Kyrie.” “Like that call-and-response liturgical form, the kyrielle poem has a … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam – FitzGerald

Born on May 18, 1048 in Nishapur, Iran, the Persian mathematician, astronomer and sometime poet, Omar Khayyam, passed away on December 4, 1131.  But not before his work with cubic equations and the composition of a calendar more accurate than … Continue reading

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Shadow Poetry

As a second Rispetto, I used a different form common to this type of poetry.  From it came a brief look at the poetry itself: Shadow Poetry by Michael Romani The shadow poetry of old Tuscany Delights in the night … Continue reading

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