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Poetry: January 15, 2020 Issue [#9962]

 This week: 20/20 Poetry Vision
  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
7. Removal instructions

About This Newsletter

"And it was at this age ... Poetry arrived in search of me."

Pablo Neruda

"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

20/20 Poetry Vision

Welcome to a new decade!

So what's your vision for your poetry in the upcoming year? Upcoming decade?

For myself, before I look forward, I want to look back. Because to see a clearer picture of where you are going, you need to look back to where you've been.

I found WDC (Stories.com back then) a little over 18 years ago, but was creating in many ways most of my life. However, finding WDC was what propelled me forward by leaps and bounds with my writing. *Delight*

What helped me?

Read, Read, Read

There are several reasons for this:

--You find out what you like

--You expand your knowledge

--You find out what you don't like.

--And the list goes on.


So now you've read some poetry you like and poetry you don't like. What do you like about it? What don't you like about it. What are the specifics? Try to isolate them.

Practice, Practice, Practice, and Practice Some More

Take your analysis and apply it. Many times.

From the Past to the Future

So, I know that I've learned a lot already, but there's always something new to learn. So, that's what I'm going to do. What else can I learn? That's my 20/20 poetry vision.

What's your 20/20 poetry vision?

While you're thinking about that, here is a poetry form to play with.


Haibuns have been around for more than 300 years. They are a mash up of two forms: haiku and prose poetry. The Japanese poet, Basho, didn’t create them, but he wrote many during his lifetime and was one of the first few to write them.



-- No rhyme.

--Merge prose & haiku poetry.

--Both prose and haiku should add depth and meaning to each other while also being able to stand alone on their own.



--Number of lines.

--Number of stanzas—depends on how many haiku you incorporate into your haibun.

--Number of haiku to incorporate. Normally one, maybe two, but it is your choice.

--Start with either the prose or the haiku.

--Number of words: Micro Haibuns usually have a max of 200 words or less, but standard Haibuns are as long as you’d like them to be—just make each word count.


Drury, John. the po.e.try dic.tion.ar.y. 2nd edition. Cincinnati: Writer's Digest Books, 2006. Print.

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

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Editor's Picks

Theme: Haibun

 I bid you adieu  [13+]
Prose-poetry, in the Haibun form; leaving and returning again
by alfred booth, wanbli ska

Heart Lost in London: a haibun  [13+]
prose-poem with embedded haiku; a London journey
by Cappucine

 Joanie's Blue Crab Cafe  [13+]
a haibun for the Writer's Cramp---prompt:the South
by ridinghhood--p. boutilier

Wild Turkeys - a haibun  [E]
When wild turkeys came... haibun for The Third Son of Slam
by Joy

 Last Train  [E]
A 'Haibun' written for the Writer's Cramp
by W.D.Wilcox

 Beach Ballet at Midnight  [E]
Haibun written for a contest
by Spawn of Sylvia Plath

 Suicide Cliff  [E]
A Haibun for 'The Writers Cramp' Contest
by Randy Wallace

 The Glory of Success  [ASR]
A diary was found, frozen in ice.
by Potus Emeritus

Well, I’ll Be a Monkey’s Mother  [ASR]
A haibun for writer's cramp about a monkey & bananas....not what you might expect!
by winklett

  Morning Clinic - A Haibun  [ASR]
This is for Round 10 of "Third Son of Slam Contest" (ID:554585)
by Dr Taher writes again!

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Have a question, answer, problem, solution, tip, trick, cheer, jeer, or extra million lying around?

If so, send it through the feedback section at the bottom of this newsletter OR click the little envelope next to my name RedWritingHood♡WDC and send it through email.

Comments on last month's newsletter:

I always enjoy your newsletters. You often share an old familiar form described with a fresh perspective. I am pretty sure this newsletter inspired Dave is trying to catch up to use the Wrapped Refrain for his "Invalid Post"   @
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