I woke up exactly at 4 am this morning. No idea why, either but I’m in the best mood. I know, incredible. Who does that? Me, apparently. Anyway, I discovered my next poetry challenge waiting for me in my email: the halfway point. We’re there. Today marks fifteen days of poems and poetry. It also coincides with National Grouch day but I think we can overlook that, though I do wish Oscar and all the grouches out there a very unhappy Grouch day. The bouquet of trash is from me (thought you’d want to know as I forgot to send a card).
Today’s challenge: write about where we are, how we feel, where we want to take it (our poetry). There was a suggested poetry form, the Diatelle. This has a specifice rhyming pattern as well as syllable pattern. It looks like this:
Syllable Pattern: 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1
Rhyming Pattern: a b b c b c c a c c b c b b a
It was a very good challenge. I was so excited to try it. I don’t think it is my best but I had fun working on it and I think that’s what counts. I also have my Day 6 poem, which also had a specific poetic form to use, Naani. Click on the word to find out more about it. It is a four line poem with about 20-25 syllables. Short and sweet. Again, not my best, but fun giving a try. Enjoy!
By Jessica Scott
Not a care
So far, so good.
The challenge thrown; the dare
Accepted and so much fun you’d
Think it was criminal, then read you should
Our written words; some make you laugh, some are discussed,
But to inspire you is what we would
Like to accomplish, then you could
Join us and add your flair,
Show you care,
By Jessica Scott
In perception only
A truth relevant
To one’s ideas.