Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Poetry Month - Day Twenty-Eight

It's April. It's Poetry Month!  


         Remember to check out the list of what everyone is doing at Jama Rattigan's blog: Jama's Alphabet Soup.

          And check on the Water Poem Project where every day, a poet is sharing a prompt connected to water, hosted and created by Laura Shovan!

Plus! Check each day for the added line to the Progressive Poem, created by Irene Latham, now hosted by Margaret Simon! The link is above and the graphic to the right!

         A leap with the theme of CIRCLES for poetry month, poems & small sketches. I am looking forward to reading everyone's posts. I'm sure I will love each one, knowing they're done during a time we've not lived before. I am worried about so many, those close and those far, my community, too. 

Best wishes for continuing good health to you all!

April 1 - haiku
April 2 - cinquain
April 3 - a couplet
April 4 - limerick
April 5 - a kyrielle
April 6 - a skinny
April 7 - quatrain

April 8 - tanka
April 9 - a prose poem
April 10 - free verse
April 11 -  acrostic
April 12 - free verse
April 13 - a nonet
April 14 - haiku
April 15 -  lune
April 16 - sonnet
April 17 - free verse
April 18 - silly verse 

April 19 - couplets
April 20 - free verse
April 21 - a skinny
April 22 - a prose poem

April 23 - cherita

April 24 - free verse
April 25 - mixed-up rhyme
April 26 - mixed-up rhyme

April 27 - mixed-up rhyme

            I'm sad to say that I goofed on this poem. I didn't follow all the cinquain rules which are syllable counts of 2, 4, 6, 8, 2. Adelaide Crapsey would by insulted! But, I wanted that final word 'together' and just forgot it didn't work! Also, I didn't have the space to write out the lines completely. You can find the poem as it should look below. Ah, rules, may they sometimes be broken!

In This Time

poetry hangs 
underneath umbrellas
grateful to discover you all


  1. I love that you broke the rules to include "together" which is indeed perfect for this poem.

  2. As someone who recently mangled a Skinny, huzzah! This is lovely :)

  3. Yes, rules are made to be broken. I like that last line even if it does break the rules.

  4. I usually gather all the pieces, then create the post. And all of a sudden, I saw the picture of my page, & that 3 syllable word. Argh! Thanks to each of you for the support. (I like that word, too!)

  5. This one is a favorite - your words, the illustration, all of us together!

    1. Thank you, Ramona! I'm so glad you like it!


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