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Poetry: November 18, 2020 Issue [#10475]




 This week: November Poetry Fun
  Edited by: RedWritingHood♡WDC
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1. About this Newsletter
2. A Word from our Sponsor
3. Letter from the Editor
4. Editor's Picks
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About This Newsletter



"Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance."

Carl Sandburg




"With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion."

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)





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November Poetry Fun



Do you have this internal drive to write? Do you like or want to write poetry? Do you have (or want to carve out) some spare time to write some poetry? Try a poetry challenge!


Where?

1) Loads of wonderful poetry challenges on WDC

2) https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-poetry/2020-november-pad-chapbook-cha...

3) http://www.napowrimo.net/


When? Now, because numbers 2 and 3 started November 1st! Go, now. Catch up!


Why? Poetry is fun, so go, now. Catch up!


Now that you've got the low down, see below for some poetry forms, in case you need the added inspiration or added challenge.



Aquarian


Rhode Island poet, Ann Marie Mazz aka Ann Marie Mazzarella, invented the aquarian.



MUST HAVES


--meter: syllabic, in the following format – 2, 4, 6, 2

--line count: 4



COULD HAVES or WHAT IS THE POET’S CHOICE IN ALL THIS?


--number of stanzas

--topic, theme

--rhyme



Aquarian - Variation


Rhode Island poet, Ann Marie Mazz aka Ann Marie Mazzarella, invented the aquarian, I couldn't verify that she also invented the variation—only that a variation exists.



MUST HAVES


--meter: syllabic, in the following format – 4, 8, 12, 4

--line count: 4



COULD HAVES or WHAT IS THE POET’S CHOICE IN ALL THIS?


--number of stanzas

--topic, theme

--rhyme



Ovillejo


Ovillejo is a Spanish form that's several hundreds of years old.



MUST HAVES


--line count: 10

--number of stanza: 4 (3 two-line stanzas and one four-line stanza)

--meter: Syllabic, in the following format – 8, 3 or 4, 8, 3 or 4, 8, 3 or 4, 8, 8, 8, 9 to 12 (this depends on the length of lines 2, 4, and 6 as they are repeated as one line in the last line).

--The first line of each of the couplets must be a question.

--The second line of each of the couplets must either be an echo of the first line or an answer to the first line.

--rhymes in the following format: AA BB CC CDDC (the final line is a repeat of lines 2, 4, and 6—in that order)



COULD HAVES or WHAT IS THE POET’S CHOICE IN ALL THIS?


--topic, theme



SOURCE NOTES:


https://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/forums/topic/2192-forms-unique-to-poetry-styles...

https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-poetry/ovillejo-poetic-form#:~:text=T...).&text=The%20final%20line%20of%20the,%2C%204%2C%20and%206%20together.


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Editor's Picks



Theme: Ovillejo, Aquarians and a poem about November

 November  [E]
A short seasonal poem to begin my brand new month-orientated collection.
by Al Kelly

 Stinker  [E]
An Aquarian Poem Remembering my newborn's really full diaper 2nd place Poem A Day contest
by Amay

Painted Fire  [E]
An Ovillejo on the pain of pretense.
by Dave

Zechariah 2:8  [E]
Poetic interpretation of the Lord's promise in Ovillejo style
by Cheri Annemos

 Fear  [E]
Aquarian poem
by Lady Celeste


 
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