Poetry Challenge #83-Pick A Pet

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Which animals make the best pets? Dogs? Cats? Lizards? . . . Rocks?

. . . If you ask me the answer is Goldfish! Definitely Goldfish! (But it’s not up to me . . . )

Poetry Challenge #83

Pick A Pet

List 5 or 10 or as many as you can in one minute.

Which animals make the worst pets? List for another minute.

What other animals can you think of? Time yourself one more minute.

 Write a list poem using animals from your lists.

Write three lines with 7 syllables on each line and finish the poem with a fourth line that has 5 syllables. If you need an extra syllable, you can add an adjective—a word that describes the animal—or a sound.  

Set the timer for 5 minutes.

Start writing!

Don’t think about it too much; just do it.

*Cindy Faughnan and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge 1100-ish days ago. We now take turns creating our own prompts to share with you. (This one is Cindy’s.) If you join us in the 7-Minute Poetry Challenge let us know by posting the title, a note, or if you want, the whole poem in the comments.

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Poetry Challenge #82-Diamond in the Rough

 In the same way diamonds—the “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” gems/rocks/stones— come in many shapes, colors and sizes, diamante poems can be about anything.

Poetry Challenge #83

Diamond In the Rough

A Diamante is a diamond-shaped poem, simple as that. Diamante poems begin with a one word or syllable line. Each subsequent line grows longer by one than the previous line. The longest line is the mid-point of the poem. From there, the lines decrease by one until reaching the last one word line. The shortest Diamante has three lines of one syllable words.

Here’s a Diamante Frame if you prefer structure.

Here’s a Diamante Frame if you prefer structure.

One

Two words

One

Write a diamond-shaped Diamante about something you value.  

Set the timer for 7 minutes.

Start writing!

Don’t think about it too much; just do it.

*Cindy Faughnan and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge 1100-ish days ago. We now take turns creating our own prompts to share with you. If you join us in the 7-Minute Poetry Challenge let us know by posting the title, a note, or if you want, the whole poem in the comments.

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Poetry Challenge #30-Loopty-Loop

Heck it's Friday the 13th! 13th Day of poetry month! Let's be brave! Daring! Loopty even. Come on!

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Poetry Challenge #30

Loop Poem

Round and round and round we go!

In a loop poem, the last word of a line becomes the first word of the next line and so on until the last word of the poem which should be the first word of the poem.

Here’s an example Cindy made up:

Read a book,
book a plane,
plane a board,
board a train,
train a dog,
dog-ear a page,
page my doctor,
doctor the soup,
soup up the horse,
horse around time,
time for a walk,
walk home and read.

Here's one I came up with:

Dance eyes closed, head back
Back and forth, side to side, slide, knees high,
High on sound waves thumping
Thumping thumping to your heart beating
Beating out the tune with head, your hips, your feet
Feat of daring, proud, with love. . .
Love the sound, love the moves, love
Love the way you feel,
Feel the love. Dance.

Now you try it. Can you write a loop poem of at least seven lines?

Set the timer for 7 minutes.

Start writing!

Don’t think about it too much; just do it.

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Loopity-Loop Playlist:

 

*Cindy Faughnan and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge over 750 days ago. We now take turns creating our own prompts to share with you. (She dreamed up this loopy challenge.) If you join us in the 7-Minute Poetry Challenge let us know by posting the title, a note, or if you want, the whole dang poem. Scroll down and click on the comments!

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