Winterfest Daily Challenges
use the letters of the alphabet in order to begin each line
Loyal friend from the beginning, close-keeper of secrets
Mannerly, upstanding … rock-like really … A
Noble man, unreluctant to step
Outside the lines to care for those he loves.
Dr. Alcott to those Above … Peter Below … willingly on call.
Catherine, love, love me in the long sunlight,
draw from me deep kisses,
enlist my hands to your bidding,
flame-strike my soul
Everything begins with you.
* * *
Remember Love even while you sleep.
Should worry plague you, taunt you, tease you …
Trust love. I am coming to you. Lift
Up your hand, touch my face,
Vincent. My kiss is real.
Wake now. Wake, Love.
the first letters of each line spell out a particular name, and the poem relates to that character.
Easy-going, but insightful, she is like a candle …
Delightfully warm, a force of light
In A Secret Place, she would find home and family, a golden
Earth-light to shine within. Tell her everything.
Fear not, my miracle
All I have I give to you
Trust these arms, my hands, this
Every breath I draw is in your service
Rest, my rose, just born. Mine.
* * *
Just a girl
And not a leader.
Mouse knows better.
Choosing a new
Another haven, all ours, only ours …a
Move I could never have anticipated.
Beyond the waterfall, the
Entrance nearly enchanted, we will
Retreat into this heaven and
Shelter together in joy for always.
When the long gray cold lingers
In my heart and
No small light
Teases past the gloom,
Ever I think on thee, bright candle, light of
Friendship and fellowship and
Ease of spirit, an incandescence of
Testimony of hope.
use the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse.
Beauty, her badge a brand, begins anew. Beloved, she believes.
Father’s Library – Manifestly muddled, messy, mixed-up, yet there’s method in the mishmash.
Mary mends and makes do … No martyr, she … the work her meaningful meditation and ministry.
is a five line poem.
Line 1: one word, a subject or noun.
Line 2: two words, adjectives that describe line one.
Line 3: three words, adverbs or action words that relate to line one.
Line 4: feelings or a complete sentence that relates to line one.
Line 5: one word, a synonym of line one or a word that sums it up.
Reminding, Believing, Exciting
The time between forgotten, once upon a time is now
* * *
Veiling, Liberating, Allowing.
The fleeting hours anticipated and cherished
Mysterial, transitory, liberating …
Those kept apart walk arm in arm, hand in hand
Thronged, unceasing seemingly indecipherable,
But beneath it all, awhisper, this … to you, my
Yearning, wishing, promising
Between two worlds, the hearts’ meeting place
is a comic verse consisting of two couplets and a specific rhyming scheme, aabb, describing a particular person.
Edie rocks the one-earring look
Singing from her own fashion song book.
As well, carries slippers in her purse,
An example of personal free-verse.
Mouse speaks a certain shorthand
A challenge to always understand,
But listen close and you will hear
A private poetry – to him … entirely clear.
Outside the lines he colors –
A perplexity to others,
But that smile he employs
Does anything but annoy.
Elizabeth really likes orange
Which nothing rhymes with exactly.
Tough as hardtack,
behind his back
he’s secreting sweets
for the friends that he seeks
Over his glasses consistently peering,
To his arguments closely adhering …
Is he right? Perhaps, maybe. Is he wrong? Sometimes so.
Nevertheless he seems always to “know”.
A diamante poem, when written out, takes the shape of a diamond, and is made up of 7 lines using a set structure:
Two describing words about line 1
Three doing words about line 1
A short phrase about line 1, a short phrase about line 7
Three doing words about line 7
Two describing words about line 7
Rushing, tumbling, sparkling
Music, energy … Voices, memories
Surprising, drifting, fading
Swirling, disorienting, breathtaking,
Chaos, fear … breakthrough, surprise
Glinting, dawning, revealing
thrilling, rousing, compelling
homecoming, hearthstone, shelter, circle
reminding, inspiriting, confirming
A diamante poem, when written out, takes the shape of a diamond, and is made up of 7 lines using a set structure. Antonym Diamante poems are about opposites – the first and last words convey opposite meanings.
Two describing words about subject A
Three action words about subject A
Two concrete nouns about subject A, Two concrete nouns about Subject B
Three action words about Subject B
Two describing words about Subject B
Aspiring, sheltering, unwavering
Ethics, harmony. Discord, spite
Cunning, grudging, possessing
A FIBONACCI POEM
is a multiple-line verse based on the Fibonacci sequence so that the number of syllables in each line equals the total number of syllables in the preceding two lines.
A Winterfest Memory – Vincent’s
but Devin took my
hand, and then … candlelight … and cheers.
But see in
Truth and all that is
Possible between the shadows
When all’s said, and when
all’s done, you must follow your heart
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