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    Default Interesting poetry exercise you might like

    I thought this might be an interesting thing to do to test out our poetry and to try our hand at a style other than our normal one.

    I stumbled across this article:

    Todays-Woman - Find Your Poetry Style

    Which gives an example of each of the styles in the box below.

    Ok, so the aim here is to try your hand at these styles of poetry, and be brave enough to put it up in this thread under the appropriate heading:


    Exercise 1 - Acrostic Poetry

    Exercise 2 - Cinquain Poetry

    Exercise 3 - Triolet Poem

    Exercise 4 - Tongue Twisters

    Exercise 5 - Couplet

    Exercise 6 - Ghazal

    Exercise 7 - Epiphany Poem

    Exercise 8 - Limerick

    Exercise 9 - Letter Poems

    Exercise 10 - Quatrain Poetry

    Interested?

    I will also be having a try to, I just need to cook dinner for the kids first, and the usual mummy stuff, so I will add my attempts later.

    Looking forward to seeing your responses.
    "No one can be free of the chains that surround them"

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    I'll definitely submit more when I get some time to think...
    ... but I did the easy one first.

    Exercise 8 - Limerick
    There once was a writer so cursed
    That her pieces came out in reverse
    Her prose always rhymed
    (despite her designs),
    And her poetry always came out wrong.
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    “Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft

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    There once was a woman named Jen
    Whose mind was as sharp as her pen.
    She wrote lots of verse
    A lot of it worse
    But some better now and again.

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    Exercise 1 - Acrostic

    Paradox

    Paradise is out of reach
    Along the banks are battered trees
    Right before the dawn approaches
    Ardent generals marshal forces
    Dauphins prepare to chart their courses
    Obelisks of stone and steel
    Xenophobia belying

    Exercise 2 - Cinquain Poetry

    Human
    curious, imperfect
    Loving, hating, learning
    Mortal vainly seeking immortality
    -Conflicted

    Exercise 4 - Tongue Twisters

    Tyrannic tigerish types task the torrid time turgidly
    Tying taxes to the tallied tangibles, turning them traitorous

    Exercise 6 - Ghazal

    Even powerful princes are lothe to challenge
    The one who defeated that mighty gallant

    The one who defeated him was indeed a very grim
    Knight and not a gentlemen, lacking in valiance

    His lackluster honor is compensated by his ardor
    Appalling as he is, fear doth kindle his alliance

    But walls of stone are nothing before his wretched horn
    Torn asunder are his enemies, destroyed by his salience

    What then shall undoeth him? Push him out beyond the rim?
    Compassion is what will subdue him, though it seemth dalliance

    Exercise 10 - Quatrain

    The shadows I fled in the endless night

    Coalesce now to flicker and spite

    They have grown too wise for me to outwit

    Their surmount proved a ghastly twit

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    Good limericks Jennifer and Oberon, looking forward to hearing some more when you get the time.

    Ok, I'm going to try some now, and add more after.

    Exercise 1 - Acrostic Poetry

    Creature of myth
    Elusive yet true
    Not horse nor man
    Trained for bravery
    Armour glimmering
    Unrivaled strength
    Running with the dark hunt
    Speed be with you great warrior


    Exercise 2 - Cinquain Poetry

    Humans
    Diverse, unique
    Caring, clever, callous
    A deeply confusing connundrum
    -Always

    (apparently this is a modified cinquain, a true cinquain poetry is written using five non-rhyming lines that contain 22 syllables in a predictable syllable pattern (2-4-6-8-2).)


    Exercise 3 - Triolet Poem

    (to be added)

    Exercise 4 - Tongue Twisters

    (to be added)

    Exercise 5 - Couplet

    (to be added)

    Exercise 6 - Ghazal

    (to be added)

    Exercise 7 - Epiphany Poem

    (to be added)

    Exercise 8 - Limerick

    A man took the short cut to town
    Clothed in his mums dressing gown
    The wind came along
    And showed us his thong
    Before he managed to pull it back down.

    Exercise 9 - Letter Poems

    (to be added)

    Exercise 10 - Quatrain Poetry

    (to be added)

    The rest I need to focus on, so I will do tomorrow, I am actually enjoying this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sahara View Post
    I thought this might be an interesting thing to do to test out our poetry and to try our hand at a style other than our normal one.

    I stumbled across this article:

    Todays-Woman - Find Your Poetry Style

    Which gives an example of each of the styles in the box below.

    Ok, so the aim here is to try your hand at these styles of poetry, and be brave enough to put it up in this thread under the appropriate heading:




    Interested?

    I will also be having a try to, I just need to cook dinner for the kids first, and the usual mummy stuff, so I will add my attempts later.

    Looking forward to seeing your responses.
    OK - here is my quick effort at Ghazal - don't laugh


    I stand looking up to the night sky asking why
    Why we're here and which is the way?

    The sky looks back with one cold silent eye,
    There is no answer, it's just a game we play

    So I bury my head and hide what I feel
    I feign ignorance and play the laughing joker

    I follow the rules and pretend it's all real
    Make the best of my hand in this game of poker


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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon67 View Post
    There once was a woman named Jen
    Whose mind was as sharp as her pen.
    She wrote lots of verse
    A lot of it worse
    But some better now and again.
    You call that an effort?

    Thats utterly shit.

    Ok here goes:

    Epiphany Poem
    Slender beams of light enter
    this darkened place as I kneel,
    always a slave, always fearful,
    frozen here,
    waiting.

    Tortured forms wrought in panes of glass loom as
    dust dances in the air,
    forming an image in my mind,
    infiltrating my darkened soul.

    A reflection on an angel's face.

    I raise my head, now submitting to
    this uncaring salvation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon67 View Post
    There once was a woman named Jen
    Whose mind was as sharp as her pen.
    Of course, I'm not telling anyone that Jennifer's "pen" is sidewalk chalk...


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    Freestyle Rap

    I'm concise-and-spit-rage, so you know it's wise-to-dig-graves..
    'cause I'm known to get a knife-and-big-blade just to slice-a-ribcage!!
    i just don't give a f*ck.. like i punched God and stole-his-vision,
    bringing words deep enough to make a bold-incision on a whole-religion!!!
    it was a cold-decision, but people still speak-of-the-fear..
    of when they saw the peak-of-a-spear go down deep-in-the-ear!!
    and i-think-calm-and-tame until i start writing-bars-that-reign..
    then i-bring-harm-and-pain like a machete slicing-scars-and-veins!!
    i work-the-mind to search-and-find words-that-rhyme..
    to pack a verse-combined with evil scriptures like i cursed-a-shrine!!!!
    always first-in-line to hurt-a-spine! so can you handle-the-torture?
    'cause i got the plans-of-a-soldier that's ready to bang-the-revolver!!
    start-heating-the-neck, getting deeper like sharks-eating-the-flesh..
    leaving hearts-beating-to-death like sticking a 100 darts-deep-in-the-chest!!
    my art's-neat-and-possessed, equipped with bars-that-puncture,
    I'm so raw.. i got the ability to carve-a-sculpture just to scar-a-culture!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sona View Post
    You call that an effort?

    Thats utterly shit.
    Do you realise how hurtful a comment like that can be Sona?

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