Happy Memorial Day (May 30th)! What is Memorial Day?
Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. This week’s challenge was to write our choice of syllabic poem, using a form from the cheat sheet or a syllabic form from the Poetscollective.org, using the theme of “useful.”
Many thanks to everyone who joined in below:
|1.||Harmony Kent||8.||willowdot21||15.||Colleen Chesebro|
|2.||ben Alexander||9.||Tzvi Fievel||16.||theindieshe|
|3.||D. L. Finn||10.||Annette Rochelle Aben||17.||Veera|
|4.||Jules||11.||Yvette M Calleiro||18.||Ruth Klein|
|5.||Gwen Plano||12.||Kerfe||19.||sally Cronin|
|6.||Sarah David||13.||Reena Saxena||20.||You’re next!|
Whew! Kerfe’s selection of “useful” for the theme this week sure produced some great poetry. I found the theme a significant challenge, which is exactly what we want. There were so many ways to look at “useful.”
This week, I chose Harmony Kent’s Alouette to feature. Not only does the message resonate with the theme of useful, but the advice is spot-on (useful) for many of us in a busy world. Check out Harmony’s blog for the rules on how to write an Alouette. ❤
"Empty Vessel" of what use is an empty pot?—more than the space within the vessel? best vacant or full? life brings push and pull— with such things we must wrestle esse is more than achievements that span the years in which days nestle cup spills if too full the mess left—awful too busy is not special better to sit an’ reflect—be still—than coat yourself in the speckle of the useless pall of doing it all twisted up like a pretzel the pragmatic man walked before he ran balanced work with the restful drop by drop—stream full listen first then call for a life quintessential ©Harmony Kent
This week, I’ve asked Harmony Kent to choose the prompt for next month’s challenge. Please email your words to me at least a week before the challenge to email@example.com. Thanks.
See you tomorrow for the new challenge!