Some more really bad poetry by me

Oliver The wiggle, waddle The excitement of your life! You cannot stand still Sluggish morning Pouring myself in Fitting into the crevices Of the morning flow Chai Rain on he window Steam rising from my tea cup the scent of warm leaves mingled with sweet, strong spices warm hands, even in the cold Color onContinue reading “Some more really bad poetry by me”

Writing Prompt Saturday, Write an Ghazal Poem

Four days until a really awesome announcement Yet another really obscure poetry form, ghazal poetry is going to be my new favorite thing for awhile. For one thing, it’s all about couplets, which means that it is twitter friendly. So, a ghazal poem is at least five couplets, traditionally no more than fifteen. The firstContinue reading “Writing Prompt Saturday, Write an Ghazal Poem”

Writing Prompt Saturday, Write a Sestina

We do love our poetry here at Paper Beats World, even if I can’t write it very well. This week’s new form I bet you’ve never heard of is the sestina.  A sestina poem is a fixed verse form consisting of six stanzas of six lines each, normally followed by a three-line envoi. The wordsContinue reading “Writing Prompt Saturday, Write a Sestina”

Writing Prompt Saturday, Write a Epistle poem

I’m noticing a theme with poetry.  The different forms all have these lovely complicated names that give you no idea of what they’re actually for.  Why is that?  Personally, I think poets are just trying to punk us.  Epistle poetry is a great example, because it just means a poem in the form of aContinue reading “Writing Prompt Saturday, Write a Epistle poem”

Writing Prompt Saturday, Write a Ekphrasis Poem

Here again, we come to what has to be my favorite post, and I think it’s yours, too.  This week, we’re talking about ekphrasis poetry. Don’t be intimidated.  It’s a really big, hard to pronounce word that really just means a poem in which you describe something.  It was started in Greece, by no otherContinue reading “Writing Prompt Saturday, Write a Ekphrasis Poem”

Writing Prompt Saturday- Write a Renga Poem

Ready for some group fun?  Continuing my love of Japanese poetry, I’m so excited to introduce the Renga poetry form.  Which can basically be called a poetry party game.  So, grab some friends and play. Here’s how it works.  The first person makes a three line stanza, with 17 syllables.  It can either be aContinue reading “Writing Prompt Saturday- Write a Renga Poem”

Markets- Radar Poetry

Here’s a simple little poetry anthology, Radar Poetry.  Pretty straightforward, no particular genre.  Just this, if you’ve written some poetry, send it here. Genre- poetry Word count- Minimum of three poems, Max of five. Sub Date- June 30. Wait Time- As the website said, expect a prompt response.  Usually within a few days of submission.Continue reading “Markets- Radar Poetry”

Writing Prompt Saturday- Write a Habin

How is it possible that I have never heard of this before? What with my love of haiku, sent you and tanka poetry, you would have thought I would have found Habin a long time ago. It’s not a poetry form, strictly speaking. Think of it as more of a prose form that is designedContinue reading “Writing Prompt Saturday- Write a Habin”

Writing Prompt Saturday- Write An Abecedarian Poem

This post contains an affiliate link at the bottom For those of us who have little ones, this is a poetry form that you can share with your kids. Especially if you’re kids are little enough that they’re still learning there alphabet. Like so many other poetic forms, this poetry form started in Greece.  Ah,Continue reading “Writing Prompt Saturday- Write An Abecedarian Poem”

Markets- Wergle Flomp Humor poetry contest

I really do love poetry in all forms.  My love affair started when I was a little girl in the most irreverent of ways, with Shel Silverstein.  If you’ve never read Where The Sidewalk Ends, A Light In The Attic or Falling Up, go read them right now.  If you read those when you wereContinue reading “Markets- Wergle Flomp Humor poetry contest”