When friends come by for cuppa Joe,
To spend some time
In sharing rhyme,
We often try a new rondeau
Or build “Whyquains”
From our cinquains.
The haiku’s fun, and the Benison,
But our favorite one is the amphion.
Rhyme scheme: abbaccdeed
I added my own element of internal rhyme between lines 1&4, 7&10.
So for this one the rhyme scheme is (a-b)cc(a-b)dd(e-f)gg(e-f)
where the letters in parentheses indicate both internal and end rhyme for those lines.
Celebrating One Year on the Dark Side of the Moon
Admittedly, I have never hosted a poetry party in my home, with a pot of fresh coffee on the counter and flesh-and-blood writers gathered around the table. But through the many challenges available on this and other blogs, we do have our virtual poetry parties. We can bring our own coffee, tea, or iced beverage—and our poetry, of course—and share it with our fellow writers from around the world.
I love this community, and I’m very happy to have been here for a year now. Many thanks to those of you who have made me feel welcome as a newbie writer, to all who have liked/commented/shared my posts, and to you who have shared a bit of your own hearts and lives through your writing and photographs. It has been my joy to read, like, comment, and reblog things I’ve learned from you as well. The interaction on WordPress and beyond is very much akin to what it was like for me to learn a foreign language, in that it has opened a whole new world to me that I never knew was out there.
This blog (and one other) were created as part of a journey toward becoming a published author. You are helping me toward that end, and I hope that I am helping you too, whatever your purpose may be. We are here to encourage one another, to teach each other new things, and to show one another that we are not alone in our struggles, fears, and challenges.
In the coming year I may start a new job outside the home as a proofreader. If I take the job, I will continue to blog, although I may be forced to cut back to just a few posts per week. Time will tell. One thing is sure: The Friday poetry challenges will keep going because I cherish the connections that have been forged through them. (Not only that, but I’m learning new things too, and learning is fun!)
Speaking of learning… In the poem I mentioned the rondeau, whyquain, cinquain, haiku, Benison, decannelle, villanelle, and amphion. Some of those forms may be new to you. Stick around for my Friday poetry challenges, and eventually we will get to all of them! In fact, we’ve already covered the haiku, decannelle, and amphion. If you missed those studies, you may click on the links in this paragraph to jump right to them.
God bless you all!
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