August poetry challenge- Door- A haibun

Rebecca of Fake Flamingo has challenged us to write a Haibun this month, the topic is;

Door

For the challenge, write a brief paragraph of up to six lines or sentences in poetic prose without rhyming. Then write a related haiku using different words than the prose (like the cousin rather than a twin). For a detailed description of haiku, see the October 2020 challenge. Finally, title your poem, or title it first if you like. The theme is door. Choose to write about a physical or metaphysical entrance; beginning, portal, invitation, threshold, new age, or next step. You are not required to use the word door. Rated G please.

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Knocking on the wooden door I feel the anticipation. Apprehension too for who may open it or what it may entail. A door is a portal to an unknown, unexpected place. Bravely I push it inwards.

With a silent swish 
The wooden gates glide open
Secrets are revealed

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I love to spread joy! – July poetry contest- Cuarteto

(Write a 4-line cuarteto rhyming poem (rhyme scheme ABAB or ABBA) about what inspires you to write)

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Loving one another, spreading joy and good cheer
Makes me want to share words that make you smile
Curb the desire to produce negativity and fear
Write verses that uplift the spirit and beguile

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This monthly challenge is hosted by Rebecca of Fake Flamingo

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June poetry challenge- A “Naani”

Rebecca is our host for monthly poetry challenge.

My body once supple
Now changed to brittle
Bending is now difficult
Or walking, getting up

Syllable count: 24

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The Challenge

Write a non-rhyming poem, 4 lines about something that has changed over time, in English or Spanish. Deadline: Sunday 6/12, noon CST. G-rated please. If you are a blogger, please publish your poem on your website with the hashtag #ffpoemapop and link to this page by 5/12. If you are a poet at large, please post your poem below by June 12. I’ll publish a post with your poems next Tuesday, June 14!

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Wonder of the starry light

Starry nights entice 
Stand under the open night sky
Gaze at the twinkling lights of heaven, amazed
Can you solve the mystery
Of time and space
Can you really understand how
And when it all began and where it ends
We admire the view
Our wonderment of grandeur born anew

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Prime Verse is syllabic poetry with similarities to the Nonet (which decreases 9 syllables to 1) and Rictameter (which goes up and down by twos from 2 to 10 and descends again). Prime Verse starts at 5 syllables, goes to the next prime number 7, the next which is 11, down and up again. The last couplet is the only set that rhymes and is 5 and 11 syllables. Nine lines in total; 5,7,11,7,5,7,11,5,11.

Topic;

The wonder of experiencing the universe or the earth.

Written for April poetry Challenge, hosted by Rebecca

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Light and darkness

Photo credit Sarah Whiley
Give me light
I am lost in dark
I stumble
Seeking help
Wandering directionless
Show me the right path

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Shadorma is six lines, no rhyme, with quite a specific syllable count: 3/5/3/3/7/5. Short, but you may be surprised what you can say in 26 syllables.

Written for Rebecca of Fake Flamenco’s March poetry prompt

I have also included MLMM- Photo Challenge# 406, hosted by Sarah

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