• OctPoWriMo,  OctPoWriMo 2015,  Poetry

    OctPoWriMo Day 6-Freedom

    I hope my offering for today’s OctPoWriMo prompt more than makes up for my lack of a creative title for this post. I’m afraid my energy is a bit low today so the brain-box isn’t firing on all cylinders. I hope to get a good night’s rest and come back roaring tomorrow. Prompt: counting syllables write about what freedom looks like for you. I’m afraid I didn’t really write about what freedom looks like to me, but I did seriously consider different aspects of freedom. Are we really free? How do you know? Aren’t we all tied to something in some way? And those who consider themselves free spirits, are…

  • A to Z Challenge,  Blog,  NaPoWriMo,  Poetry

    A Plethora of P’s

    Today’s poem is on the short side but I enjoyed writing it. Since today’s Blogging Challenge letter is P, I had a number of ideas that I could have worked into today’s NaPoWriMo challenge. We were to write a poem about an urgent journey with an important message. There were no real parameters other than that. When I sat down to work on my poem, I decided to do a poetic form whose name stood out on the Shadow Poetry site under invented forms: Pleiades. If you click on the name it will take you to a description of the form. Basically, it’s a seven-line poem with six syllables in…