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Day 8 – In Search of Don Quixote

Today’s prompt: NaPoWriMo’s prompts are getting tougher! Today’s is to write in Ottava Rima form – an Italian form of verse that, in English, generally takes the form of an eight-line stanza of iambic pentameter (“da-DUM” x5). The rhyme scheme … Continue reading

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Day 6 – Sunday, Sweet Sunday (Valediction)

Today’s Prompt: Write a Valediction – can be funny, sad, poignant etc. Hello again! I know that you will be able to tell from the title alone that I didn’t write my poem on Saturday after all, and have left … Continue reading

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Day 5 – Autumn Twilight (Cinquain)

Today’s Prompt: Write a cinquain. I have to admit that I tend to be more of a “rhymer” – I like verses to rhyme, which is probably not surprising considering I grew up on Mother Goose’s nursery rhymes and Robert … Continue reading

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Day 4 – Frank Exchange of Views

Today’s prompt: Write a poem using a title from one of the spaceships’ names in the books by the Scottish sci-fi author Iain M Banks. Hmm… That’s a mouthful! And I’m not into sci-fi, but his spaceships do have amusing … Continue reading

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Day 3 – A Sailor True Am I (Sea Shanty)

Today’s prompt: Write a sea shanty. A what? A sea shanty – you know, the songs sailors used to sing, with a good strong beat as they performed their monotonous daily tasks, pulling and tugging, heaving and huffing. Oh… Alright… … Continue reading

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Day 2 of NaPoWriMo

The Lie by Angel Dawson She waits nonchalantly And sees him arrive. A glance, a slight nod, Imperceptible signs. To those that surround them No hint meets the eye Of their pulses both racing, Or the secret they hide. His … Continue reading

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