Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. This week’s challenge was to write our choice of syllabic poem, including a color, using a form from the cheat sheet or a syllabic form from the Poetscollective.org.
I called this challenge “Taste the Rainbow,” as it had to do with including a color in your poem. You do not need to include reference to the rainbow in your poem.
New this year is my rule not to use “ing” ending words in your syllabic poetry. These words only fulfil the syllable count and add nothing more to the poetry. Believe me, I had to edit my poem to eliminate any “ing” words as well. What I discovered when I finished was a poem that shared a distinct moment in time that the reader could connect with.
Many thanks to everyone who joined in below:
I was thrilled to see so many of you take the leap and jump into another year of writing syllabic poetry with me. Thank you. I love the company!
There were so many outstanding poems this week, too many to share. However, I want to direct you to Eugenia’s haiku as an example of a literary device called the portmanteau.
A portmanteau is when you combine two words to make a new word. This new word emphasizes the meaning of the original words, unlike a compound word, which can create a totally new definition.
mizzly and grey, the sullen day brought on a smile beneath the rainbow © Eugenia
The poet, James Joyce, is famous for creating his own words. Read about his poetry HERE.
Great work, everybody!
See you tomorrow for the new challenge!