Monday, April 1, 2013

NA PO MO National Poetry Month


What is in a name? In this case, permission. National Poetry Month: Permission to write a poem. Or read a poem. Consider poetry. Poetry. The most condensed form of language. Don't be afraid--its all just playing with words.

Each year I try to change it up. This time a Pantoum. Please join me. Post your poem in the comments.

The basic Pantoum outline is this:

Stanza 1
line 1
line 2
line 3
line 4

Stanza 2
repeat line 2 in stanza 1 
new line
repeat line 4 in stanza 1
new line

Stanza 3
repeat line 6 in stanza 2
repeat line 3 in stanza 1
repeat line 8 in stand 2
repeat line 1 in stanza 1

Small changes are allowed in repeated lines.

Actually any poem at all, yours or one that you love, is welcome in the comments. Enjoy this month.

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Monday, March 4, 2013

For Lynne




Undeterred by clouds or other routines, 
she checks each day 
for a message

testing the tension 
on a thin wire of patience
strung across wide
wide skies.

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 I love you for this.