Bryant: Polluted Waters

This poem is a part of the poetic ‘scavenger hunt’ designed by @murisopsis from A Different Perspective. This time the theme is Names, as in poetic forms that feature a name (e.g. one of the prompts is to write a poem in the form of “Amandas Pinch” — a form I’ve personally never heard of before). There are thirteen prompts in total so this is more manageable then a daily commitment challenge. Check out all the prompts and the way it works here and join in if your up for some poetic puzzling. Enjoy!


Prompt 9

Write a poem using the form Bryant or a poem about politics.

A Different Perspective

The Bryant is a poem composed of any number of metered quatrains (lines 1 & 4 trimeter; lines 2 and 3 pentameter) rhymed abab cdcd etc and a pastoral metaphor. Full rules here.


Polluted Waters

Red spreads across the strait
Like blossoming algae in tepid pools
Summoned by polluted thoughts out of date
From the soiled minds of fools

Cool waters are needed
To curb the blooms from continuing spread
Not more dishonest rhetoric seeded
By the Blue, White and Red.


I found this form quite daunting as it includes both structural and contextual constraints (and politics which in particular tends to be pretty depressing) but I gave it a go.


Be well,

Monty


Daisy Chain: Seeds of an Idea…

This poem is a part of the poetic ‘scavenger hunt’ designed by @murisopsis from A Different Perspective. This time the theme is Names, as in poetic forms that feature a name (e.g. one of the prompts is to write a poem in the form of “Amandas Pinch” — a form I’ve personally never heard of before). There are thirteen prompts in total so this is more manageable then a daily commitment challenge. Check out all the prompts and the way it works here and join in if your up for some poetic puzzling. Enjoy!


Prompt 7

Write a Daisy Chain poem or write a poem about flowers.

A Different Perspective

The Daisy Chain is a poem where the last word of each line is repeated as the first word of the next line thus creating a chain. To end the chain the final line repeats the very first word of the poem. Full rules here.


Seeds of an Idea While Writing in a Coffee Shop


Seeds full of vulnerability and potential
Potential for all of creation yet unimagined
Unimagined until planted and nourished
Nourished with curiosity to ripening
Ripening with fleshy deepness and vibrancy
Vibrancy ready to be harvested and roasted
Roasted bold and courageous
Courageous to see new possibilities
Possibilities born of these very seeds.


Be well,

Monty


Emmett: Code Red

This poem is a part of the poetic ‘scavenger hunt’ designed by @murisopsis from A Different Perspective. This time the theme is Names, as in poetic forms that feature a name (e.g. one of the prompts is to write a poem in the form of “Amandas Pinch” — a form I’ve personally never heard of before). There are thirteen prompts in total so this is more manageable then a daily commitment challenge. Check out all the prompts and the way it works here and join in if your up for some poetic puzzling. Enjoy!


Prompt 6

Write a poem using the form Emmett or write a poem about clowns.

A Different Perspective

The Emmett is composed of five lines rhymed abbab. There are also specific rules regarding the use of the first lines words as the starting word in the following lines. Full rules here.


Code Red


By codes scarlet red imprisoned
Codes all-knowing all-seeing
Scarlet letters controlling
Red bars digitally provisioned
Imprisoned from coming or going.


Today was supposed to be my “freedom day” from a 10-day lockdown due to Covid, but my health code is still showing up red (you can’t go anywhere in Shanghai without a green code). I’m petitioning for the code to be corrected, but I I’m feeling particularly penned in today. Thus the topic of my Emmitt.

Code Red

Be well,

Monty


Off-Broadway (a Paint Chip Poem)

No Love For Fatties invites us to join in on her Paint Chip Poetry by creating our own poem inspired by the paint chip colors of the week. I think this is a really creative and fun idea. Check out her original post and join in too if you feel inspired.

Paint Chip Poetry


Be well,

Monty

Laurette: A Garden Query

This poem is a part of the poetic ‘scavenger hunt’ designed by @murisopsis from A Different Perspective. This time the theme is Names, as in poetic forms that feature a name (e.g. one of the prompts is to write a poem in the form of “Amandas Pinch” — a form I’ve personally never heard of before). There are thirteen prompts in total so this is more manageable then a daily commitment challenge. Check out all the prompts and the way it works here and join in if your up for some poetic puzzling. Enjoy!


Prompt 5

Write a Laurette poem or write a Lisa Rima poem.

A Different Perspective

The Laurette is composed of six lines with 4/4/6/4/4/6 syllables per line and rhymed abcdec. Full rules here.


A Garden Query

Are those green beans
Hanging in a
Pair so slender and long
On the garden
Wall where flowers
Bloom and the birds singsong?


Ohh, that was interesting. It’s always fun to be inspired by one’s beautiful surroundings. I’ll be keeping my eyes out on the fate of these “beans” as it’s strange that there are only this single pair among our flowering plants and vines.


Be well,

Monty


Marianne: Viola’s Light

This poem is a part of the poetic ‘scavenger hunt’ designed by @murisopsis from A Different Perspective. This time the theme is Names, as in poetic forms that feature a name (e.g. one of the prompts is to write a poem in the form of “Amandas Pinch” — a form I’ve personally never heard of before). There are thirteen prompts in total so this is more manageable then a daily commitment challenge. Check out all the prompts and the way it works here and join in if your up for some poetic puzzling. Enjoy!


Prompt 4

Write a Marianne poem or write an acrostic poem using the name Marianne.

A Different Perspective

The Marianne is composed of five lines with 4/6/8/4/2 syllables per line and rhymed axaxa (x being unrhymed). Full rules here.


Viola’s Light

She struck a spark
I can still feel her light
Brightly chasing away the dark
Of bitter cold
So stark.


Another short form. It’s always a challenge to make something short but meaningful. How did I do?


Be well,

Monty


Ovi: A Poem Named Ovi

This poem is a part of the poetic ‘scavenger hunt’ designed by @murisopsis from A Different Perspective. This time the theme is Names, as in poetic forms that feature a name (e.g. one of the prompts is to write a poem in the form of “Amandas Pinch” — a form I’ve personally never heard of before). There are thirteen prompts in total so this is more manageable then a daily commitment challenge. Check out all the prompts and the way it works here and join in if your up for some poetic puzzling. Enjoy!


Prompt 3

Write an Ovi poem or write a bibliographic profile acrostic using song titles from Cuban singer Ovi.

A Different Perspective

The Ovi is a traditional Indian poetic form made up of any number of four line stanzas, syllabic, 8-8-8-(less than 8), and rhymed aaax, bbbx, etc. Full rules here.

A Poem Named Ovi

Today’s poem is an Ovi
Often in songs from Maranthi
Its basic form’s short and breezy
Ending just after starting.

But if you want to continue
You can write until you’ve turned blue
And have nothing to say that’s new
In stanzas four lines long.

The rhyming scheme is quite simple
As you see in this example
Have a try, I’m sure your able
To rhyme in threes like this.

Eight syllables per line’s the rule
It keeps the pacing quick and cool
But watch-out for being the fool
For the last line’s a detour.


Well there you have it. Another first for me..the Ovi. Have you ever written an Ovi? If not, why not give it a try?


Be well,

Monty


The Donna: A Girl Named Donna

This poem is a part of the poetic ‘scavenger hunt’ designed by @murisopsis from A Different Perspective. This time the theme is Names, as in poetic forms that feature a name (e.g. one of the prompts is to write a poem in the form of “Amandas Pinch” — a form I’ve personally never heard of before). There are thirteen prompts in total so this is more manageable then a daily commitment challenge. Check out all the prompts and the way it works here and join in if your up for some poetic puzzling. Enjoy!


Prompt 2

Write a poem using the form The Donna or write an ode to a woman named Donna.

A Different Perspective

The Donna is a syllabic Limerick and is intended to be witty/fun. It’s comprised of any number of quintains with lines 8/6/4/4/6 syllables and rhyming xabba, xcddc, etc. Full rules here.

A Girl Named Donna

Once there was a girl named Donna
She lived across the street
I had a crush
My heart was mush
Hoping to some day meet.

Then I saw her in the window
Dancing to her own beat
Naked and free
For me to see
Everything but her feet.

The sight made me very dizzy
My belly felt so odd
What a feeling
All from seeing
Donna’s hot dancing bod.

The next day her house stood empty
She’d moved away that night
Oh, how I cried
Couldn’t stop, I tried
I prayed for one more sight.

Then arrived a big moving van
Out popped a cute red head
My heart beat rushed
I felt quite flushed
And all I saw was Red.


This is my first time writing a Limerick. Another light hearted (and a bit silly) one. I summoned my teenage boy self. It was fun to figure out how to keep it short and snappy.


Be well,

Monty


Prairie Rose (a Paint Chip Poem)

No Love For Fatties invites us to join in on her Paint Chip Poetry by creating our own poem inspired by the paint chip colors of the week. I think this is a really creative and fun idea. Check out her original post and join in too if you feel inspired.

Paint Chip Poetry


Be well,

Monty

Amanda’s Pinch: Dangerous Detours

This poem is a part of the poetic ‘scavenger hunt’ designed by @murisopsis from A Different Perspective. This time the theme is Names, as in poetic forms that feature a name (e.g. one of the prompts is to write a poem in the form of “Amandas Pinch” — a form I’ve personally never heard of before). There are thirteen prompts in total so this is more manageable then a daily commitment challenge. Check out all the prompts and the way it works here and join in if your up for some poetic puzzling. Enjoy!


Prompt 1

Write a poem in the form of an Amanda’s Pinch OR write and acrostic using the name Amanda.

A Different Perspective

Amanda’s Pinch is a syllabic form with syllable count 12/12/10/8/8/10/12/12 and rhyme scheme abcDDcba (line 5 being a reframe of line 4). All the lines are also supposed to feature alliteration. See all the form rules here.


Dangerous Detours

Amanda’s lush lips plumply puckered for a kiss
Her eye shadow’s shade saying come hither hither
Curves cutting close corners without warning
Dangerous detours are ahead
Dangerous detours are ahead
And I’m so so ready to start swerving
In wild wanton ways together with her with her
And Amanda’s baby blues beg me not to miss


There is something about the combination of rhyming and alliteration of this form that compelled me to write something less weighty — just light and fun. I’m interested to see what other’s do with this form.


Be well,

Monty