It’s the fourth week of the month! Harmony Kent from last month’s challenge picked the theme for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge. This month’s theme is Kindness.
I chose the Alouette poetry form for this poem.
The Alouette, created by Jan Turner, consists of two or more stanzas of 6 lines each, (12 lines or more) with the following set rules: Syllabic: 5/5/7/5/5/7, Rhyme Scheme: aabccb.
The form name is a French word meaning ‘skylark’ or larks that fly high, the association to the lark’s song being appropriate for the musical quality of this form. The word ‘alouette’ can also mean a children’s song (usually sung in a group), and although this poetry form is not necessarily for children’s poetry (but can be applied that way), it is reminiscent of that style of short lines.
It’s the middle of the month challenge ~ time for a photo prompt!
This month Colleen used a photo chosen by last month’s “Photo-Prompt” Poet of the Week ~ Jane Dougherty.
For the Birds
Trees reach to sky
Haven, they built for
Birds, northbound and southbound
Water rises, heads go higher
Roots skinnier, refuse to be drown
Tens of thousands years they’ve survived
Until the last inhale, they will try
Colleen’s Poetry Challenge #145 – Photo Prompt
It’s the middle of the month challenge ~ time for a photo prompt! Colleen wants us to use this photo as the inspiration for the poem.
in smooth white sand.
Reminder of kisses,
warm braces and loving gazes,
our future we celebrated.
Through cruelty we were separated.
Holding tears this bottle I picked up.
“I’m alive, call this number, my love.”
Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge has a new feature. For the middle of the month challenge it’s a photo prompt!
For sentimental reason, I still keep many pieces of projects my daughter made. I have a flower pot she decorated when she was in 5th grade. It is sitting on a round glass top table between two chairs in the front patio. I like to sit in the front porch to drink coffee in the morning. The flower pot reminds me of the things we did together when she was growing up.
Kids are grown and gone
Keeping the bikes where they were
Jolly wheels still turned
Muddy feet through door they came
Hungry mouths screamed for cookies
Colleen said, “Let’s PLAY with opposites! Here are your two words for this week: Pretty & Ugly.” – Synonyms Only.
Here’s the poem about contrast and personal preference.
Pleasing view to me
Unsightly scene to others
Taste buds are distinct
No worries of sweet or sour
In time, you’ll find lovers