An image of tea cups and stacked books and faded words on a page

Winterfest Daily Challenges

 

ABC POEMS 

use the letters of the alphabet in order to begin each line

 

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.

 

 

ACROSTICS

the first letters of each line spell out a particular name, and the poem relates to that character.

 

Fear not, my miracle
All I have I give to you
Trust these arms, my hands, this
Heart
Every breath I draw is in your service
Rest, my rose, just born. Mine.

* * *

Just a girl
And not a leader.
Mouse knows better.
In time,
Everyone will.

***

Choosing a new
Home together,
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.

 

 

ALLITERATION POEMS

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.

 

 

THE CINQUAIN

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.

 

Winterfest,
Sparkly, Sweet-scented
Reminding, Believing, Exciting
The time between forgotten, once upon a time is now
Celebration

* * *

Darkness.
Welcome. Necessary.
Veiling, Liberating, Allowing.
The fleeting hours anticipated and cherished
Emancipation

***

Samhain
Dense-misted, thin-walled
Mysterial, transitory, liberating …
Those kept apart walk arm in arm, hand in hand
Magical

***

The pipes
Ringing, resonant,
Thronged, unceasing seemingly indecipherable,
But beneath it all, awhisper, this … to you, my 
Love-letter

 

THE CLERIHEW

is a comic verse consisting of two couplets and a specific rhyming scheme, aabb, describing a particular person.

 

Mouse speaks a certain shorthand
A challenge to always understand,
But listen close and you will hear
A private poetry – to him … entirely clear.

***

Kristopher
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.
Shoot …
Must reboot!

 

DIAMANTE

A diamante poem, when written out, takes the shape of a diamond, and is made up of 7 lines using a set structure:

 Beginning subject
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
End subject

 

Waterfall
Loud, close
Rushing, tumbling, sparkling
Music, energy … Voices, memories
Surprising, drifting, fading
Hushed, whispery
Bridge

***

Darkness
Heavy, un-still
Swirling, disorienting, breathtaking,
Chaos, fear … breakthrough, surprise
Glinting, dawning, revealing
Luminous, aglow
Light

 

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

The
door
opened
to darkness,
but Devin took my
hand, and then … candlelight … and cheers.

***

Narcissa

See
Not
In fact,
But see in
Truth and all that is
Possible between the shadows

 

0 Comments