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 prompt from Sangeetha:
⚡️The Nature of Lightning⚡️
Many thanks to everyone who joined in below:
Oh, my goodness… there was so much excellent poetry this week. Thanks everyone! I’m LOOKING for followers on my new author blog at colleenmchesebro.com. Please give me a follow. Thank you. 🙏🏻 🎃
David outdid himself this week with two poems! He sponsors a Poetry Partner’s post where you submit a poem to him, and he re-works it. The results are always fun to read. This week, David used our theme, so make sure and have a read, HERE.
Jules’ haibun, Illusive Essence, is excellent. I love the existential discussion in this haibun. The last paragraph is a stunner! Notice the haiku. The season is implied. Heat lightning occurs in the U.S. during the summer months. I love how she didn’t have to mention summer… you automatically knew.
I chose Anita Dawes double Etheree because I loved the imagery in this poem. She also nailed the theme: the nature of lightning. When you fall in love (or lust) it is a visceral response along with the physical. Enjoy this poem. It’s a good read!
The Nature of Lightning I feel your hungry eyes touch my body I will hold you close move like a hurricane lose our souls in the storm wind love like the last lightning strike watch as the world fades into darkness leave nothing to chance but your hungry eyes enter the dragons mouth, hear lightning tear each star from the vault of heaven dance on the dark side of the moon write history with blue light hungry eyes speak of love lightning, our song let me be struck more than once touch me again ©AnitaDawes2022
This week, I’ve asked Anita Dawes to choose the prompt for the October 2022 challenge. Please email your words to me at least a week before the challenge to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
💜 October Specific Theme: Kerfe
💚 October Photo Prompt: Lisa
💛 October Theme Prompt: Anita
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See you tomorrow for the new challenge!