Poet: GK Chesterton Poem: A Prayer in Darkness
Form: Ivorian Sonnet 11 It’s through my heart he shot his arrow In the sensual movement of bolero
This sonnet was inspired by Ivor Hogg’s Ivorian sonnet form. As I like balance I have divided the sonnet into two septets the first being formed of a triplet and a quatrain, the second a quintain and a couplet.
Form: Ivorian Sonnet 10 As we kiss, I say release all your pain Ease your heart resting in my arms again
Poem of the Week Poet: Toru Dutt British Indian 1856 – 1877
Form: American Sonnet Once more sifting through the debris of time When the mind is confused by the heart’s strife
Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet 11 I do not seek the sparkle in your eye Nor the sensual rising of your breasts
Form: Cyhydedd fer They called you Ra so long ago Reborn each day in cosmic glow
Prompt: What are your worst traits? Another of those not easy answer to questions and it certainly took more than five minutes to think it through as I was listing almost the same things as I had written down as my best traits. So I am going to go with that thinking.
Poet: Letitia Elizabeth Landon Post-Romantic Era English 1802 - 1838
Countess Grief Sonnet 1 Created by Jose Rizal M. Reyes Meter: Decasyllabic or pentameter Structure: 3 quatrains and a couplet Rhyme Scheme: abba cddc eefg gf
Form: American Sonnet As we make love, I look in to your eyes Just once let me see them say you love me
Form: English Sonnet From Canadian shore to English lime, The Maple leaf, your pride in homeland true.
Form: Amanda’s Dark Sonnet My soul still dances beneath the night sky As stars appear, I feel my breathing sigh
Flash Fiction 350 - Fantasy Langstone Crescent had once been the elite part of town, where the privileged wealthy had set up home. Now, the once height of fashion homes looked shabby and rundown as the rest of the town. Still Margot Jennings tried to keep lofty standards and still considered herself a cut above the other inhabitants of the town.
Form: Free Verse Alone on the bridge between life and death
William Butler Yeats was a poet and one of the foremost figures in 20th Century literature. In his later years he served as a senator of the Irish Free State for two terms. He studied poetry from an early age and became fascinated by Irish legends....
Artist: Leon Spilliaert Born: 28 July 1881, Ostend, Belgium Nationality: Belgian Movement: Symbolism Died: 23 November 1946, Brussels, Belgium
Form: Free Verse A simple kiss and words can no longer find my lips
Unable to speak until he was 8 years old Narsinh Mehta, also known as Narsi Mehta or Narsi Bhagat was a saint poet and bhakta. He was an exponent of Vaishnava poetry. He is revered in Gujarati literature as an Adi Kavi and was a favourite of Muhatma Ghandi. He lost his parents when he was 5 years old and was raised by his grandmother.
Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet 10 I don’t believe in love; I can’t love you My heart is cold there is no burning fire
Form: Free Verse Kneel for me, my love let your open hands betray your trust
Meter: Decasyllabic or pentameter Structure: 2 sestets and a couplet Rhyme Scheme: abacbC Dedfef CD
Form: Free Verse I don’t care anymore I don’t care what they say
Li Qingzhao, known by the pseudonym Householder of Yi’an, was a poet and writer in the Song dynasty. She is considered one of the greatest female poets in Chinese history.
Artist: John Everett Millais Born: 8 June 1829, Southampton, UK Nationality: English Movement: Pre-Raphaelite Died: 13 August 1896, London, UK
Prompt: trip Form: Haiku
Flash Fiction 350: Erotica Last night he had come to her call for help. He hadn’t said a word but drove her home in silence as she babbled the excuses for her presence at the pub on the wrong side of town. He had said it was a bad idea and she wasn’t to go but she did anyway.
Kim, composite of all my loves, less real than most, more real than all; of my making, all the good and some of the bad, yet of yourself; sole, unique, strong, alone, whole, independent, one: yet mine in that you cannot be unfaithful Date: 1609 Poet: Ben Jonson English 1572 - 1637 Benjamin Jonson … Continue reading For a Girl in a Book by Ben Jonson
Form: Ivorian Sonnet 9 On your lips rests that sweetest drop of dew Just kissed by the sun to a golden hue
Led Zeppelin is an English rock band formed in 1968 in London. The line-up consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, John Paul Jones on bass and keyboards and drummer John Bonham.
Folk ask if I'm alive, Most think I'm not; Yet gaily I contrive To till my plot. The world its way can go, I little heed, So long as I can grow The grub I need. For though long overdue, The years to me, Have taught a lesson true, --Humility. Such better men than I … Continue reading A Cabbage Patch by Robert William Service
From a letter from Coleridge to Wordsworth after writing The Nightingale: In stale blank verse a subject stale I send per post my Nightingale; And like an honest bard, dear Wordsworth, You'll tell me what you think, my Bird's worth. My own opinion's briefly this-- His bill he opens not amiss; And when he has … Continue reading About the Nightingale by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Created by the poet and dear friend, the late Ivor Hogg, this perhaps my favourite of the many sonnet forms.
Artist: John William Waterhouse Born: 6 April 1849 Rome, Italy Nationality: English Movement: Pre-Raphaelite Died: 10 February 1917 London, England
Form: Clogyrnach As springtime meets the summer breeze And seasons turn with gentle ease
Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet variant 9 When you bring your light to my universe Like the rose blooming on a winter’s day
Form: Alfred Dorn Sonnet Author’s Note: Prompt: Your Valentine’s Day feelings, well, the world knows what I think of that but okay a sonnet to say it – delightfully assisted by Rod Stewart.
Free Writing Prompt: What are your best traits?
Form; Free Verse I am a poet and words are my tools
Form: Alfred Dorn Sonnet And so begins another writing day A pen in hand beside a coffee cup
Form: English Sonnet I really can't believe I have know this wonderful lady and poet for 11 years - where did that time go?
Form: Alternating Sonnet The spark that’s seen in glances between eyes Ignites the flames we feed with kissing sighs
Flash Fiction 350: Crime Two weeks ago, Tess White had been found dead in her parents’ apartment. She had come in late from a party complaining of feeling unwell. Her parents had assumed it was a result of too much alcohol.
Form: Free Verse Inquisitive thoughts in the dreams of men
Poetic Notes: Half Measure
Aaron Copland was a composition teacher, composer, writer and conductor.
Form: Raven's Rovi Sonnet 8 Form creation and experimentation The sober mind intoxicated by A kiss; the soft wetness of lips that meet
Form: Free Verse Circle of silver what do you mean
Form: English Sonnet I have no idea, just a student here, the university of life my home.
The pockets of our greatcoats full of barley... No kitchens on the run, no striking camp... We moved quick and sudden in our own country. The priest lay behind ditches with the tramp. A people hardly marching... on the hike... We found new tactics happening each day: We'd cut through reins and rider with the … Continue reading Requiem for the Croppies by Seamus Heaney
When I am old, and comforted And done with this desire With Memory to share my bed And Peace to share my fire I'll comb my hair in scalloped bands Beneath my laundered cap And watch my cool and fragile hands Lie light upon my lap And I will have a sprigged gown With lace … Continue reading Afternoon by Dorothy Parker