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WELCOME TO THE #RRBC 2019 OCTOBER-WEEN BLOCK PARTY

 

Hello and Welcome to the #RRBC 2019 October-ween Block Party. At each stop on the tour, there will be Daily Giveaway Prizes. At the end of the entire tour, there will be Grand Prize Winners!

Here are the prizes at this stop:

1) A $10 Amazon gift card and a copy of my eBook Songs of Heartstrings

Winner: Beem Week  https://beemweeks.wordpress.com

2) A $10 Amazon gift card and a copy of my eBook Songs of Heartstrings

Winner: James J. Cudney IV https://thisismytruthnow.com

3) A $10 Amazon gift card and a copy of my eBook Songs of Heartstrings

Winner: John W. Howell https://johnwhowell.com

There are 3 gifts for 3 Winners!

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Here is the topic of the post today

Why do people write poetry?

The earliest poetry is believed to have been recited or sung, used as a way of remembering oral history, genealogy, and law. Aristotle’s Poetics identified three major genres:

1) The epic poetry is the oldest poetry which is a lengthy narrative poem involving a time beyond living memory of the extraordinary doings of the extraordinary men and women. It described their dealings with the gods or other superhuman forces and gave shape to the moral universe for their descendants.

2) Lyric poetry is a formal poetry which expresses personal emotions or feelings, typically spoken in the first person. The term derives from Ancient Greek literature; the lyric was a musical accompaniment, usually on a stringed instrument known as a lyre.

3) Dramatic poetry or Verse drama is any drama written as verse to be spoken; another possible general term is the poetic drama. For a very long period, the verse drama was the dominant form of drama in Europe. Greek tragedy and Racine’s plays are written in verse, as is almost all of Shakespeare’s drama.

During the 20th-century and 21st-century there are disputes among the traditional forms and structures for poetry and the distinction between poetry and prose. The elements of traditional poetry include prosody, rhythm, meter, metrical patterns and rhyme. The forms of poetry comprise lines, patterns and rhyme. Prose is a natural flow of speech. However, as T. S. Eliot noted, whereas “the distinction between verse and prose is clear, the distinction between poetry and prose is obscure.” Free verse is an open form of poetry. It does not use consistent patterns, rhyme, or any musical pattern. It follows the rhythm of natural speech. Most free verse maintains the poetic convention of the poetic lines. T. S. Eliot wrote, “No verse is free for the man who wants to do a good job.”

My favorite lyrics are from hymns and songs. This is one of the songs with the lyrics based on Psalm 8.

 

 

Most of the poems in my poetry collection are in free verse. I also write in various poem forms. Here are some examples of poem forms included in the book.

 

Light and Dark

 

The end of the tunnel was in sight

Travel on a long journey found not in vain

Energizing my weary body moved toward the light

 

The road taken was not one I had chosen

Unexpected trails and body half frozen

The end of the tunnel was in sight

 

Trotting in darkness with heavy feet

Hope, my only strength to pick up the beat

Energizing my weary body moved toward the light

 

Long hall of darkness with pain in veins

Comforting in the heart stopped me from fainting

The end of the tunnel was in sight

 

Throbbing pain head to toes subsided

Medication and nutrition worked two-sided

Energizing my weary body moved toward the light

 

Six months of cancer treatment had completed

Only follow-up appointments needed repetition

The end of the tunnel was in sight

Energizing my weary body moved toward the light

 

The highly structured Villanelle is a 19-line poem with two repeating rhymes and two refrains. The form is made up of five tercets followed by a quatrain. The first and third lines of the opening tercet are repeated alternately in the last lines of the succeeding stanzas; then in the final stanza, the refrain serves as the poem’s two concluding lines.  

 

WONDER

 

Whispering into my ear

Of passionate words to hear

Needing me in your life

Day after day, night after night

Embracing me against your chest

Reassuring me for worst or best

 

An acrostic poem is a type of poetry where the first, last or other letters in a line spell out a word or phrase. The most common and simple form of an acrostic poem is where the first letters of each line spell out the word or phrase.

 

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Villanelle: Miriam

Mick Talbot wrote a poem with my name as the title, and had my name five times in the poem. I’m blushing. The honor is overwhelming. Thank you, Mick!

Mick E Talbot Poems

Miriam

Villanelle poems what a joy
To write a few more my ploy
Inspired by Miriam Hurdle

Lines one and three
The bases for all you will see
Villanelle poems what a joy

Miriam I cant thank you enough
Unlike some forms not tough
Inspired by Miriam Hurdle

This one I dedicate to you
Before I read yours I had not a clue
Villanelle poems what a joy

˜I Ponder’, my first attempt
Now I am hooked and finding it hard to relent
Inspired by Miriam Hurdle

Cant thank you enough Miriam
Excited I truly am
Villanelle poems what a joy
Inspired by Miriam Hurdle

© Mick E Talbot 2017/66

A thank you again, and your friend Teresa for inspiring you too.

Miriam

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Villanelle Poem – I Sat in My Garden

Villanelle Poem – my second attempt of writing this poem form, please see my first attempt.

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I sat in my garden sipping freshly brewed coffee

Gazing at the wall of tall cypress trees

Such peaceful feeling surrounded by greenery and fragrances

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Purple lavender swaying in spring morning breeze

Burgundy roses answered by bouncing their smiley faces

I sat in my garden sipping freshly brewed coffee

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The birds perched on the neighbor’s pepper trees

Chirping and echoing each other’s songs of love

Such peaceful feeling surrounded by greenery and fragrances

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Bundles of green grapes waited patiently to be ripened

The weight of the growing plums bended the branches

I sat in my garden sipping freshly brewed coffee

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A hummingbird flapped his wings sixty times a second

Sustained himself dipping the long beak into the nectar

Such peaceful feeling surrounded by greenery and fragrances

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A family of lizards roamed on the ground and the walls

Colorful butterflies danced The Blue Danube of Johann Strauss

I sat in my garden sipping freshly brewed coffee

Such peaceful feeling surrounded by greenery and fragrances

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The highly structured villanelle is a nineteen-line poem with two repeating rhymes and two refrains. The form is made up of five tercets followed by a quatrain. The first and third lines of the opening tercet are repeated alternately in the last lines of the succeeding stanzas; then in the final stanza, the refrain serves as the poem’s two concluding lines.
For more description and examples from other poets who wrote Villanelle, please refer to this link: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/villanelle-poetic-form