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Growing Old With Class

I wrote another poem for this month’s challenge.

This time I wrote a Pantoum.

A Pantoum has a specific rhyme scheme and repetition pattern and can be tricky to get right.

I’ve written a few and find this form a bit of a challenge.

A woman enjoys growing old and doing as she pleases.

The poem was inspired by When I Am Old I Shall Wear Purple by Jenny Joseph

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Places Of Light And Dark

I wrote another poem for this month’s challenge.

I wrote a Five W’s poem.

A Five W’s poem is five lines long. Each line answers one of the 5 w’s (who? what? when? where? why?).

A Five W’s poem tends to be lighthearted and more commonly written by children. I like a challenge and decided to write one. It’s quite a dark poem:

  • The ghost of a murdered girl wanders a void
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The Last Night

I wrote another poem for this month’s challenge.

Today’s form is the Collom Lune, a fun variation on the Haiku where words per line are counted and not syllables. I like this form and have used it a lot.

The poem, The Last Night is three lines long. One Collom Lune is 3 lines so the poem contains three separate ones.

Two lovers spend their last night together under a starry sky. They give the stars new names and make up stories. They don’t speak about the end.

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How A Heart Can Be Haunted

I wrote another poem for this month’s challenege.

I wrote a Choka.

This a Japanese short form consisting of alternating lines of five and seven syllables and ending with an extra line of seven syllables. The total length of the poem is indefinite.

My poem is about a woman who appears to be haunted by her dead lover.

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The Maiden In The Woods

This month’s challenge is to write a poem every day, the twist is that I will use a different poetry form every day.

Today I wrote a Ballad Stanza.

The ghost of a young woman haunts the woods. She’s searching for her lost love. People are drawn to her cries of despair and lose their minds. The woman is doomed because she murdered her lover.