I’ve been out of town so I haven’t posted yet but I’ve checked the prompts every day. Participating in blogging events like NAPOWRIMO and Blogging U classes, are still the surest way for me to blog regularly.
I discovered National Poetry Writing Month (aka NAPOWRIMO) last year and made a few entries. It’s a great site for learning about different forms of poetry and discovering new poets. This year features a different poet in translation each day. Along with the optional prompt, the site includes a poem submitted by a participant in response to the previous day’s prompt.
Here is the prompt for Day 1:
Today, I challenge you to write a lune. This is a sort of English-language haiku. While the haiku is a three-line poem with a 5-7-5 syllable count, the lune is a three-line poem with a 5-3-5 syllable count. There’s also a variant based on word-count, instead of syllable count, where the poem still has three lines, but the first line has five words, the second line has three words, and the third line has five words again. Either kind will do, and you can write a one-lune poem, or write a poem consisting of multiple stanzas of lunes. Happy writing!
And my response entitled Wysteria:
Invasive, cascading waterfall of blue
Gone too soon
Harbinger of a southern Spring