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lanturne poem (Poets corner poetry challenge)

Poets corner poetry challenge: Lanturne poem

The Lanturne is a five-line verse shaped like a Japanese lantern with a syllabic pattern of one, two, three, four, one.

Good luck everyone.

Example

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Swift
Winds blow
threatening,
a tornado
grows.

Copyright © 2003 Crystal Rose

Eyes,

meet eyes,

lips tell lies,

heart rejoices,

still

 © Apurva

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Broken Pieces (Free verse)

Poetry Challenge: Free Verse

Free Verse is an irregular form of poetry in which the content free of traditional rules of versification, (freedom from fixed meter or rhyme).

In moving from line to line, the poet’s main consideration is where to insert line breaks.

Some ways of doing this include breaking the line where there is a natural pause or at a point of suspense for the reader.

Rejected,

Dejected,

hopeless despair

envelops me,

as the missing pieces-

scrambled,

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Baking Love (Didactic Poem)

Poetry Challenge: Didactic Poetry

Didactic Poetry is a form intended for instruction such as for knowledge or to teach 

the reader to learn skills, science, philosophy, love, crafts, humour, etc.  

Enjoy yourselves and I hope you all take part.

It looks like a hard challenge.

Love is a cake,

you bake with your heart,

sometimes it turns out well,

rest others, it falls apart!

There is no secret formula,

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Rispetto poem

Poetry Challenge: Rispetto Poem

This challenge is to write a Rispetto poem.

A Rispetto an Italian form which is a complete poem of two rhyming quatrains, abab ccdd.

 Good luck with the challenge and i hope everyone takes part.

My dear little angel,

I love you to death,

Make any wish playful,

I will grant it in a breath.

Oh dear moma, I want only this,

something soft, something warm, something that could kiss,

Do you want a toy? A teddy bear perhaps,

Ok…but can I call him daddy and welcome him with claps?

© Apurva

Song title poem

Poetry Challenge: Song title poem.

BY HARRY

A poetry challenge with a difference, which i thought up myself.

A poem made up completely from song titles only.

No additional words to be added.

 It doe’s not need to rhyme and can be any length.

The poem should have a theme: love, travel, places, etc.

Get those fingers and minds working.

Sparks fly,

when I see you smile,

Enchanted,

Mesmerised.

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Christmas Memory

poets corner poetry challenge : Christmas

This is a very simple challenge for you all.

All you have to do is write a poem for Christmas.

Serious,  humour or any other type, enjoy writing.

Good luck to you all.

The earliest memory of Christmas I have,

is when I was five years old,

Believing in Santa, I put a stocking

near my bed, beside my toe.

Christmas is not our festival,

yet dad had me believing so,

& lo and behold, when I woke up,

there was a gift from Mr. Ho ho ho!,

I couldn’t believe my little eyes,

& cried tears of joy,

while my dad’s face lit up as he said,

I  told you Santa exists, didn’t I?
© Apurva

Saying Goodbye

Poets corner Poetry challenge: Monorhyme

A Monorhyme is a poem in which all the lines have the same end rhyme.

You can have 5, 10, 15 lines etc.

Saying goodbye is never easy,

Tears in eyes, heart heavy,

Overwhelmed mind, gushing memories,

of days gone by, in a jiffy,

If only you’d say, I’m not ready…

© Apurva

Phone woes (Poets corner Poetry Challenge)

Poetry challenge: Tetractys

Tetractys, a poetic form invented by Ray Stebbing.

They consist of 5 lines containing 1, 2, 3, 4,10 syllables (total of 20).

Tetractys can be written with more than one verse, but you must write with an inverted syllable count.

Tetractys can also be reversed and written 10, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Double Tetractys:  1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 10, 4, 3, 2, 1

Example

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freedom

free
from you
your ego
your blaming me
i am a free spirit who has no past

Copyright © 2001 Terri Anthony

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Phone-

light, smart,

attractive,

heavy duty,

can do all, time to call, no battery!

© Apurva

Poets corner Poetry Challenge (Diamante)

Poetry challenge: Diamante

A diamante  poem is made up of 7 lines using a set structure:

Line 1:  Beginning subject

Line 2:  Two describing words about line 1

Line 3:  Three doing words about line 1

Line 4: A  short phrase about line 1, a short phrase about line 7

Line 5:  Three doing words about line 7

Line 6:  Two describing words about line 7

Line 7:  End subject

When a diamante poem is written it takes on the shape of a diamond.

Example of a poem below.

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Bike

shiny, quiet

pedalling, spinning, weaving

whizzing round corners, zooming along roads

racing, roaring, speeding

fast, loud

car

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Holidays

slow, free

Laughing, lazying, chatting

Doing what you love, loving what you do,

smiling, thinking, talking,

fast-paced, busy,

Life

© Apurva

That little girl I know (ABC Poem)

Poetry Challenge: ABC Poem

Ready for another challenge

The challenge is straight forward this time.

Write an ABC poem from A to Z.

Have fun with your entries.

Alone,

By herself,

 Cheerful and gay,

 Doing what she loves,

Ever inspired, as some say,

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