• NaPoWriMo,  Poetry

    Beginning To Play Catch Up

    Yet another post for today in an attempt to try and play catch up with NaPoWriMo. So, this would be Day 7’s prompt which was to write a tritina. (Click the link for an explanation.) It’s fairly simple. There’s no rhyme scheme or syllable length, which makes it seem easy to write, but it’s seeming simplicity is what makes it appear difficult. Truly, the only difficulty I had was in putting the sentences together to tell the story I see in my head. And now, I’m off to begin my day which is going to be ridiculously busy. Happy Friday everyone! xo Jesi   Hospital Waiting Rooms By Jesi Scott…

  • OctPoWriMo,  OctPoWriMo 2015

    Loop De Loop

    Seriously? Loop poetry AGAIN? Anyone else feel like we’re running around in circles? *badum tish* Le sigh…fine. Here you go. I’m not doing it again.   xo Jesi     A Little Tongue in Cheek By Jesi Scott   What can I do? Do what I must. Must I really write this, this loop poetry I distrust?   They gave me an out, out throw a line, skip one in between between verses, but I decline.   Make it harder, bring it on, On throughout the day, Day grows longer. Longer lines? No way.   It reminds me of a Blitz somehow, Somehow I’m still rhyming, Rhyming the day away,…

  • OctPoWriMo,  OctPoWriMo 2015,  Poetry

    Learning To Be Free

    “Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.”― Rumi Day 17’s prompt was to write about which stage we are in in correlation to the above quote, and to write in the Cascade form. I am not sure which stage I am in currently. I am in and out of each one so often that it’s hard to know at times. Sometimes, I am several at once, and sometimes, I think, I am none of them. I just am. Currently, I am learning to be still and listen to those who,…

  • OctPoWriMo,  OctPoWriMo 2015,  Poetry

    Head, Meet Desk…

    Holy son of a motherless goat! No, oh heck no. I am NOT doing this prompt again. I had to write an Abecedarian (ABC Darian) poem this April past, and it was not my favorite thing to write. Hmph. Okay. You know what? I’ll put up the one I wrote in April and I’ll think about writing a new one today. IF, and that’s a really big “if”, I can get my brain wrapped around the notion of actually sitting down and pulling out a mental dictionary to write a decent abecedarian then I will. It may be posted late but I will try to consider a new one. Good…

  • 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…

  • A to Z Challenge,  Blog,  NaPoWriMo,  Poetry

    Gee, She Apologized!

    I’m really sorry. Sometimes you just can’t resist going with the obvious. It’s just too easy. Someone has to do it. Today’s Blogging A to Z  letter is G (if you haven’t been keeping up). I actually had to think about this one because today’s NaPoWriMo is to write a palinode. A palinode is a retraction of a statement you made in another earlier poem. A reversal of opinion you might say, but in poetic form. If in one poem you said that the blue sky made you feel happy, you might write a palinode that says that the blue sky now makes you feel sad. In my case, I…