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Poetry: July 28, 2021 Issue [#10895]




 This week: Summertime Poetry
  Edited by: RedWritingHood♡WDC
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About This Newsletter



"There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it."

Gustave Flaubert



"A good poem creates a world that somehow touches the reader. That world is built of images that come to the reader through vivid sense details and the music of vivacious language."

Paul Janeczko





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Letter from the editor




Summertime Poetry



I've experienced the heat of summer in several different places: Michigan, Germany, Arizona, Florida and more.

Michigan and Germany were similar. It gets hot, but a fan, popsicle or water hose does the trick, most days.

Arizona. They say it's a dry heat, but I'd describe it more as a burny heat. I walked around and thought I might just burst into flames at any moment.

In Florida it is stifling hot and humid when not near air conditioning. If you've never experienced the Florida heat, it's like stepping from breathing normally into breathing this heavy liquidy air. It surrounds you and can drench you if you're not quick enough moving from AC to AC. There's a reason tourists don't tend to come during the summer months and if they dare come then, they hang out at the beach, which is usually cooler due to the breezes found there.

Today I want to challenge you to write a poem that reflects your summer experience—any experience from the heat to the fun to the nature found during this time. We all have different experiences due to the region in which we live to how we perceive them--so share them! Choose the form I share with you below or another, or no form at all--just write!



Dizain


The dizain has been around for at least 400 years or so. It is from Europe (France and England, mostly).



MUST HAVES


--Line count: 8 or 10

--Rhyme: ABABCDCD or ABABBCCDCD (depending on the number of lines chosen)

--Number of stanzas: 1 unless making a dizain chain



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


--Word count.

--Topic/theme

--Meter: Any but many are Iambic pentameter or tetrameter. Historically eight or ten syllable lines—but still all the poet's choice. Whatever you choose, just make it consistent with each line.

--Alignment



SOURCE NOTES:


The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. Edited by Ales Preminger and T. V. F. Brogan. 1993.

Turco, Lewis. The Book of Forms. 3rd. Lebanon, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, 2000.



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Editor's Picks



Theme: Dizains and some summer poetry

 Heat Wave  [ASR]
It's not the heat, it's the humidity, right? Suggestions appreciated.
by Tenebrae

 Summer in the City  [E]
Exactly what it says it is.
by rahrahmah

 
Spring Cleansing  [E]
Nature's Work; Form:Dizain
by ShelleyA~12 years at WDC

 
Summer  [E]
A description of summer.
by Beholden

 Summer  [E]
Summer is here!!!
by Jezz-222

 
Winter Fade  [E]
The first signs of spring (Form: Dizain)
by 🌜 HuntersMoon

 Haiku - Indian summer heat & the labour  [E]
This Haiku on Indian heat & the construction & roadside workers or labourers.
by Manu Kant

 Summer Drought  [E]
A free verse poem about summer drought.
by Harry

 
Summer's Heat  [E]
A little poem which is "inspired" by hay fever
by Choconut


 
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