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Poetry: December 19, 2018 Issue [#9283]

 This week: It's Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Poetry
  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
5. A Word from Writing.Com
6. Ask & Answer
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About This Newsletter

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

Gustave Flaubert

"Poetry is the step beyond, which we were about to take, but were not certain of the way."

Carleton Noyes

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Letter from the editor

It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Christmas: Part 2

It’s inching closer to Christmas day, and I hope you are feeling the joy, family time and making memories, instead of the stress and frustration this time of year can bring.

Today I bring a couple of poetry forms—one new and one I’ve shared before—that make me think of this December holiday.

I wish you peace, joy and love this month and always!


About a decade ago Christina Jussaume created this form as a way to remember her mother. When center-aligned it resembles a cross.


--Number of lines—15, 3 in each stanza.

--Number of stanzas—5, 3 lines per stanza.

-- Rhymed in the following scheme: AAA BBB CCC DDD EEE

--Meter is syllabic in the following format: 8, 8, 8, 14, 14, 14, 7, 7, 7, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5.



Spirit’s Vessel

This is another form from the prolific poetry form creator and poet, Christina R Jussaume. Yet again, it’s a recent form created about a decade ago.


--Topic: Spiritual, inspirational, etc.

--Amount of stanzas: Three.

--Amount of lines per stanza: Six.

--Meter is syllabic: six syllables in each line.

--The poem must also have an acrostic feature. The first two stanzas must start with the letters: VESSEL OFYOUR and the final stanza must start with letters that create a final six-letter word of your choosing. Bonus poet points if you can have that final word add a depth of meaning to the rest of the poem.


--Any rhyme scheme, including no rhyme scheme.

--The creator suggests the form is justified to the left, but I say go with what feels right to you.






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Editor's Picks


MERRY CHRISTMAS:a pantoum —winner  [E]
Christmas greetings!
by Dr M C Gupta

 A Family Tradition  [ASR]
A storoem about the importance of a family tradition.
by Harry

The Animals and Christmas  [E]
A poem about the animals talking about the first Christmas.
by Princess Megan Rose 21 WDC

The Donkey's Carol  [E]
A special poem for Christmas.
by Doremi

Twas the Night Before Christmas Parody  [13+]
A Christmas Parody for Terryjroo, for Kit's Seasonal Event.
by Intuey

 Modern-Day Night Before Christmas  [13+]
A version of Twas the Night Before Christmas
by NanoWriMo2018 Into the Earth

 The Church Bells Chimed  [E]
The smallest thing may bring the joy of Christmas to a person.
by Norksquad

The Wondrous Christmas Tree  [E]
Setting the stage for Christmas
by W.D.Wilcox

Polar Bears and A Christmas Tree Poem  [E]
Poem about Polar bears and a Christmas Tree.
by Princess Megan Rose 21 WDC

The Christmas Angel  [E]
Christmas poem with a message...great for children and/or reading aloud!
by fyn

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Comments on last month's newsletter:

From: Turtle ~ KanyáthƐko:wa:h
Shared Poem: "The Guide [E]
Comment: Hello! I had written this a while ago for a contest, but never posted it here due to the rules of the contest. Reading your newsletter reminded me that I had it in my files. The painting is called "Two Men in a Canoe". I have stood at the exact spot where Homer set his easel to paint the image. I hope you like the poem. Marc

Thank you so much for sharing, Marc!{/}

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