Hello to all. It’s still April and that means National Poetry Writing Month. I’ve been following along with author and poet Stephanie Peterson Abney as she leads several of us along a path of getting to know many poetry forms. Following are a few of the poems I’ve written since the last post.
Rhyme Royal Poem
It stands sentinel in front of my house.
The shade it does cast helps keep my home cool,
Tall and green, it makes pinecones, so I grouse,
In the spring, pollen collects on my tools,
In my nose and eyes, I feel like a fool.
I could cut it down, no pollen around,
But then where’s the shade, none would be around.
Next is a gogyohka form of a Quintain poem
covers the rocky hills
making them look soft
rounding their shapes
in the morning sun.
This is a Poiku, a Haiku based on a popular song.
“When I’m Sixty-Four”
When I get older,
Sincerely wasting away.
Will you still need me?
From the Beatles, When I’m Sixty-Four
So you can see I’ve been having a lot of fun with poetry this month. Why don’t you check out Stephanie’s website and try your hand at a few?