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

November PAD 2020

We’ve had a full moon, Halloween, a time change, three barometric pressure migraine alerts, snow, a hurricane, fires, an upcoming election, and oh, yeah . . . a continuing pandemic. Sigh.

So, who’s ready to poem. The Writers Digest November Poem-A-Day Challenge begins today. It’s fun. It’s free.

For today’s prompt, write an enter poem.