Monday, December 10, 2007

Monday Poetry Stretch - Something Seasonal

Last week's poetry stretch was a bust of sorts. Libby left a link to a great villanelle, Elizabeth Bishop's One Art. sister AE left a link to a villanelle she wrote back in June. That's all I have, however. My attempts at writing a villanelle all got derailed. I will take it up again, but in the midst of finals and grading, I simply don't have the energy that this one requires.

My lack of productivity with last week's form doesn't mean I'm giving up on stretching entirely. I know lots of folks are busy right now, so I thought perhaps a bit of seasonal poetry might be fitting. Here's the deal. Pick any form you like and write something seasonal, whether it is about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, winter, snow, hibernation, etc. (If you're in the southern hemisphere, you might want to write about summer!)

Here's a fib for William, who is already hoping for a snow day. (It was 70 degrees in VA today, so a snow day isn't looking too likely yet!) He's almost 7 and has yet to experience the thrill of sledding. I'm hoping one day soon he'll get the chance.
Steady now
breathless race to the end - Again!
Well, this is a start. How about you? Can you find some time to write seasonal poetry this week? If so, leave me a comment and I'll link to your posts later this week.


  1. I'm not sure if I'll have time to write seasonal poetry this week, but I did write a seasonal limerick last week. :)
    Weathering New York Weather

  2. Finding time *was* an issue, but I did a quick, rushed poem:

    Thanks for the prod!

  3. Tricia,

    I'm working on a poem. I'll be writing it in my head while doing errands this afternoon.

  4. I'm also contributing a rushed piece, but it does reflect my week...


    Modern December Taffy Pull

  5. I've posted a fib for Advent. Thanks for the prompt! I am enjoying what everyone else has written as well.