Friday, April 1, 2022

Poetic License #NationalPoetryMonth

 

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It is National Poetry Month, and I am joining many others in writing, reading, sharing, and celebrating poetry every day (hopefully) this month. I am participating in a challenge with my Time to Write writing group where we are trying a different form every day inspired by a fun word of the day. Welcome to my "Journey with Poetry and Words".

Today's poem is a nonet, which is a nine-line poem with a decreasing syllable count and the word was "rules". When I am writing, I love being a rule-breaker! And that is where my mind went. In order for this to work, you have to read line four ramble + ing. See, breaking the rules already today!


Rule-Breaker

Breaking the rules of language or style
to get a desired effect:
a one-sentence paragraph
a rambling run-on or
a well-place fragment.
My writer's rights.
Poetic
license?
YES!



Check out the Kidlit Progressive Poem, which is being organized by Margaret Simon at Reflections on the Teche. A different poet adds a line each day for the month of April. The poem's journey begins with Irene.

April 1 Irene at Live Your Poem

I am also linking up with the Poetry Friday bunch and Heidi has the round-up.


11 comments:

  1. Poetic license, yes! I remember telling my children this long ago and one of them asking to see it. We need to make a graphic.

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  2. Your lines work perfectly with this form! And I agree wholeheartedly with the writer's rights to break the rules - in all these ways. Happy National Poetry Month! I have been feeling celebratory today and your poem is one more reason why.

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  3. So funny! I want to be less of a rule follower and more of a rule breaker in my writing :>)

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  4. Leigh Anne, you break the rules with style and ease in your nonet. This is a great poem to start out National Poetry Month. I look forward to writing alongside you this month.

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  5. Such a fun form! This is such a creative idea for a poetry project, and I look forward to seeing where the play with words and form takes you.

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  6. Here's to our poetic licenses!

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  7. I love when I read poems and noting when rules were broken and why. What a fun poem! I guess that rambling is three syllables, but it seems more like two. Enjoy NPM!

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  8. What fun, & to offer this to all of us at the beginning of April is a huge gift, Leigh Anne! Thanks!

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  9. Leigh Anne, perfect topic for your nonet. Great to see you here today. "My writer's rights." Yes, indeed!

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  10. Yay for Poetic License!!! Write on, yes, thanks Leigh Anne!

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