WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | No. 194 – #SynonymsOnly: David Ellis, @TooFullToWrite
Annette Rochelle Aben picked a great pair of words for us all to work with this week for our #SynonymsOnly challenge: HINT & BOLD.
Once again, you’ve all outdone yourselves! There was such great poetry and all different kinds, as well. Bravo to you all! Here’s everyone who joined in courtesy of Mr. Linky:
This week I selected David Ellis from his blog, Too Full to Write to pick the syllables for next week’s challenge.
Congratulations, David Ellis, it’s your turn to pick challenge name for next month’s challenge. Please Email me your choice at firstname.lastname@example.org before next month’s syllables only poety challenge.
David wrote a Nonet series poem, which incorporates a Double Inverted Nonet, and a regular Double Nonet as well. It’s an interesting combination. It just goes to show that you can experiment with these forms to create longer multi-verse poems. Don’t be afraid to experiment.
David made this a found poem. He says:
“Since the theme for the challenge is “Hint & Bold” this week, I have used the poem, “Love” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge as my own inspiration, with its bold hints of luscious wordplay throughout.”
You can read Samuel’s sumptuous and divine poem over here: “Love” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge over at Poetry Foundation
“A Maiden Voyage” © David Ellis
A Found Nonet Series Poem
Inspired by “Love” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Our Passions Stirs, delights Feed waking dreams Blended with hope, art Amid lingering light Songs that make moving story Wild with grace, burning long and deep Pleading love, with eyes that fondly flame This lovely day, beautiful and bright Stealing the scene, dear friend, again Gentle wishes, lay beside Tending to impulses Music, rich, sacred Interpreted Soul and sense Against Heart The tenderest of words are mortal Modest, guileless, from hopes we choose They love us best, when we sing When we stood and listened Madness went away Fears long subdued Ruin, rested Conscious Calm Swells Voice, name Starting up Happy again Sorrows could not last The mountain there was crossed A maiden voyage, well wooed All are unknowing, when midway Embrace what won pride, with tears of joy
I’m so excited! I’ve got a huge surprise for you! I’ll be hosting a poetry challenge for the Carrot Ranch Literary Community’s 2020 Rodeo challenge on October 13th here on Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry. This will be a judged event with a $25 prize from Carrot Ranch!
Just so you know, we’ll skip our Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge on October 13th, but we will resume October 20th. Mark your calendars! Carrot Ranch will fill the entire month of October with fun writing challenges for you to enter on different blogs, and on Carrot Ranch.com.
See you tomorrow for the new challenge!