It’s the first of the month and you know what that means! Word Crafters, choose your own poetry form—It’s up to you! This is our last Poet’s Choice for 2021… I have a request. Let’s write a poem using a form of your choice about Yule, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza, and any festival or tradition you celebrate during the month of December. Even if you don’t celebrate, share something meaningful as we go into the dark days of winter. Share your wisdom with us. Remember, I’ll have a new weekly poetry schedule beginning on January 1, 2022.
On the first of the month, you can now experiment with freestyle poetry, as long as you also add a syllabic form to your poem. Don’t forget to check out the Poet’s Collective, where you will find an index of Syllabic Poetry Forms. Check it out!
Are you looking for inspiration for your syllabic or prose poetry? Find an image on Pixabay.com or experiment with “found poetry” to find some inspiration. Another option is to try some magnetic poetry from the poetry Oracle.
Try combining various forms: for example, you could write a cinquain followed by an Abhanga, and finish with another cinquain! Be CREATIVE!
Here are some sites that will help you write your poetry and count syllables:
Not sure how to write syllabic poetry? READ THIS FIRST: How to Start Crafting Syllabic Poetry
Word Craft: Prose & Poetry – The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry
*Write a poem using any form you’d like (This includes freestyle poetry as long as you add a syllabic form to the poem). However, you must follow the rules of the form you use. Tell us the name of the form and how to write it. Then, write about Yule, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza, and/or any festival or tradition you celebrate during the month of December. Even if you don’t celebrate, share something meaningful as we go into the dark days of winter.
*USE sodacoffee.com/syllables to count your syllables. That way, we are all using the same syllable counter.
*Post it on your blog.
*Include a link back to the challenge in your post. (copy the HTTPS:// address of this post into your post).
*Copy your link into the Mr. Linky below (underlined with a hyperlink).
*Please click the small checkbox on Mr. Linky about data protection.
*Read and comment on some of your fellow poets’ work.
*Like and leave a comment below if you choose to do so.
See the URL in the browser image below. This is what the URL of your post will look like after you published your poem. Cut and paste that address into Mr. Linky below:
Follow the schedule listed below:
I will share your posts on Twitter… Here are my thoughts about sharing posts on Twitter: If you like it, do it. However, we are all friends here. Time is at a premium for all of us. If I share your poetry, you do not have to waste the time sending me a reply to thank me for sharing your post. I spend over two hours a day thanking everyone for sharing my posts. I’d rather spend that time writing poetry. So, for our challenge, let’s share, but we don’t have to say thank you to retweets. Your retweet already shows you care. ❤