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One Stop poetry – Form Monday – Ottava Rima

Gay – you have iambs again – my nemesis! Here is my best effort…and after posting I realise it is not even pentameter…oh dear! Remembrance at Brookwood Military Cemetery Beneath and almond-marbled sky, headstones standing to attention, and side by … Continue reading

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One Stop Poetry One Shoot Challenge

Scott  Wyden and his photography are featured today at One Stop Poetry.com – great prompts and interview – well worth a look. I had decided to give today’s challenge a miss because the CFS has tightened its grip in the … Continue reading

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Now it’s High Octains…

Having struggled with Octains last week, this week’s task for the One Stop Poetry.com ‘form Monday’ is a High Octain – twice as hard – at least. Jingle poetry’s theme of Sketches, Images, Impressions was a starting point. Goethe’s ‘Behaviour … Continue reading

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One Stop Poetry’s Sunday Photo Challenge

Today’s Onestoppoetry.com challenge is to write about this photo taken by Walter Parada. As usual it  is a beautifully evocative image. On first sight of the photo one word popped into my head – nobility. Nobility See me, see my … Continue reading

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Improved ‘Warrior’ octain and one more

Thank you Caudia for helping me to sort the octain I wrote for One Stop Poetry’s Monday Form. I have added a syllable to the first/last lines and changed the 5th line to put the internal rhyme in the correct … Continue reading

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One Stop Poetry – Monday form – Octains

This has every element that I struggle with – meter, rhyme, the works. I really like the form when I read other people’s poems. I take on board Luke Prater’s, (the inventor of the Octain), words that it is challenging and … Continue reading

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More poetic prose than poetry!

This is not a poem really – much more like prose, but this is the way it came to me when I looked at this picture. Thank you Fee for the great prompts, and One Stop Poetry.com for giving me … Continue reading

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