NOVEMBER PAD

In four days, the 2021 November Poem-A-Day Challenge will begin. If you enjoy writing poetry or if you want to kickstart your budding poetry interests, I encourage you to join thousands of poets around the world in this unique challenge. Robert Lee Brewer posts a writing prompt each morning and you as the poet, write your poem then post it on the PAD forum. All the rules and guidelines are found at this link.

Get your metaphors ready now!!

2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Results

Thrilled to be among the finalists in the 2020 Writer’s Digest Chapbook Challenge!! Congrats to De Jackson and the other finalists!! 

2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Results

The Brutal Attack

2021 April PAD Challenge Countdown: T-minus 9.

For today’s prompt, write a cause and effect poem.

2021 April PAD Challenge Countdown

When my crocuses and hostas begin poking out of the garden, I know it’s time for the APRIL Poem-a-Day Challenge. This year as last year, Robert Brewer at Writer’s Digest Poetic Asides is offering a pre-poeming countdown, counting down the 10 days leading up to the 2021 April Poem-A-Day Challenge.

For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Let’s (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem.

Haunt

My poetic friends over at Poetic Bloomings have introduced a new form–the Waltmarie. (Sounds like a dance, doesn’t it?) The form was created by Candace Kubinec (Rhymes with Bug).

Marie describes the form on her exquisite blog Pictured Words

“The Waltmarie is a 10-line form of any subject. The even-numbered lines are 2 syllables, and must form their own poem when read separately. The odd-numbered lines are longer, with no syllable count restrictions. That’s it! This new form is loads of fun, but is also quite challenging.”

In addition: “Robert Lee Brewer, poetry editor of the Writer’s Digest, highlighted Candace’s new form for his Poetic Form Friday feature on February 12: Waltmarie: Poetic Forms – Writer’s Digest.”

Here’s my attempt:

Enter into Peace