It's officially pumpkin spice season and I am thrilled! Thank you to Catherine at Reading to the Core for hosting this week's round-up of poems.
|Re-cycled paper collage by Linda M.|
Our Inklings' challenge for October is to write a poem that explains a form. This comes from THE CRAFT OF POETRY by Lucy Newlyn (2021) and, INSIDE OUT:: Poems on Writing and Reading Poems with Insider Exercises (2020)by Marjorie Maddox
Is this a Tanka?
Thirty-one small notes
Arise in glorias – birds
Nobles of the sun
Know earth is awakening
All who hear must praise the day
Linda Mitchell 10/1/21
If words are the very illustration
of what you express
A shining idea perfectly coalesced
into eight to twelve lines, more or less
of brief description analogous
to a dictionary, glossary or,
highlighting wordplay in poetic verse
Then you have written a definito
Linda Mitchell 10/1/21
Poems such as these
these, as such, poems
Rules for writing palindrome poetry*
Hamish and I wrote a word poem in the style of Nikki Grimes this week. You'll never guess what it is -- see it on Hamish's padlet
How clever you are! I love this -> If words are the very illustration / of what you express.ReplyDelete
How fabulous! Why, yes, words ARE!
These are so clever and inspire me to want to try the forms. Your reverso is particularly clever!ReplyDelete
Bravo, Linda. 3 wonderful poems with great word play and thoughts, plus a poem by Hamish. I know "earth is awakening" when I enter your writing zone.ReplyDelete
The palindrome poem has a special word carefully placed making this poem extra special for your writing community. Enjoy the weekend.
Your pumpkin collage is just stunning enough for a beautiful seasonal card.Delete
Wow, amazing work! I love "a shining idea perfectly coalesced."ReplyDelete
Your trio of poems dance and inspire today. I love how you tucked in our group name, "inkling", into your palindrome poem. So clever!ReplyDelete
Linda, that pumpkin collage! I love it. And of course the poems are full of life and beauty... your tanka especially makes me want to live inside one! Thank you! xoReplyDelete
Such fun! I can't choose a favorite (including Ox), so I'll just offer appreciations for the perfection of your word choice. Each one shines.ReplyDelete
Great job (you are having way too much fun). Love your pumpkin collage too. :)ReplyDelete
Ooh, I like all of these, but especially the tanka! (I'm still stuck on last week's project.) Thirty-one small notes/arise in glorias - lovely, lovely.ReplyDelete
These are wonderful, Linda! I love the idea of words being wildflower seeds. And did you know that acrostics are derived from abecedarians? So clever of you to use both forms in one poem!ReplyDelete
Oh, I love Hamish's poem.ReplyDelete
stepstool-sturdy sound" and "pulling our days behind us" Wow!
And your form poems are amazing. You have gone above and beyond with creativity this week.
So. Much. Goodness, Linda, with a pumpkin collage to boot! Well done. :)ReplyDelete
Wow, Linda, you've really shared a fall harvest of goodies here. Your rhymes in "Define Definito" are especially clever and I love "stepstool-sturdy sound." You are in creative overdrive!!!ReplyDelete
Okay, now, how does one person do everything that you do in a week? First I want to grab that pumpkin spice collage as my icon for the month; second I think your tanka of glorias is just gorgeous and we'll allow the extra two syllables; third I am honored that you have given the definito its own definito (gee I love meta) and one filled with gorgeous wordplay at that; and fourth, inklings as wildflower seeds!!! Swoon. I haven't even seen Hamish's poem and I'm already overwhelmed by richness.ReplyDelete
doh! I meant to trim those two syllables...have done it. Good eye! And, I don't know why this week's ox poem touched me...it's one of those rare poems that seemed to write itself.Delete
I can't explain why this ox poem made me cry. Thank you.ReplyDelete
The collage is beautiful! You (and the other Inklings poets) make these challenges seem effortless with these cool responses to the challenges. Very impressive!ReplyDelete
Wonderful poems Linda, I especially like your ending palindrome, and your apples, what a delicious treat too, thanks!ReplyDelete
First of all, I *love* the collage. Beautiful. And the whimsy and beauty of your poems today! I'm intrigued by the palindrome form and yours is so cleverly executed (as are the others.) Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
Love, Love, Love all three of these, Linda! What great work you have done! I especially like the palindrome poem. Carol from The Apples in my Orchard.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful collage, Linda. It's a marvelous introduction to your terrific trio of poems. I especially love the definito, which I've written a couple of myself. I've never tried palindrome poetry, though. I'll have to add that form to my list!ReplyDelete