Friday, April 23, 2021

picture + form = Slow Burn

(i)*National Poetry Month 2021

To celebrate I am sharing a picture and poetic form - everyday in April!

1 April: Lizard Toe

2 April: Open Wide

3 April: Who Am I?

4 April: Cone-y Island Dog

5 April: Happy Birthday, Colleen!

6 April: Watermark Moon

7 April: GOTCHA!

8 April: Snow Kidding

9 April: I 'der' to Learn German

10 April: Labyrinth Enlightenment

11 April: Hoverbird

12 April: Lucky Ducky

13 April: Stone Face

14 April: Let's Dance

15 April: Optimism

16 April: Seek and Ye Shall Find

17 April: Unstable Connection

18 April: Two Tired Together

19 April:  Böögg

20 April: Britney

21 April: RIP Troll-like Shakespearean Character

22 April: Seymour (See-more) the Cat 

23 April 2021 picture + form: Slow Burn

 










Dear Mr. Böögg,

Thank you for burning for close to 13 minutes during the 2021 Sechseläuten Festival! 

As a sign of the times, you even got 'infected' with the Corona Virus. You are brave.

But we have to say, Covid was a creepy looking dude - kind of like Shrek if Shrek had really bad burning acne. 

We know we're in Switzerland, ahem, but he needs to watch how much he smokes.

Thank you also for being a good sport about being relocated to the mountains of Uri instead of 'getting lit' in Zurich. 

And now you're a television star! We had a great time watching you burn on live TV since spectators couldn't watch in person because of Covid restrictions. 

Always a bright side. All of your sides were BRIGHT!

We know slow burning is probably not a lot of fun, but at least your prognostication has nothing to do with coming out of a hole and seeing your shadow or being called a hog! 

Böögg sounds so much better.

We look forward to enjoying the summer weather you predicted.

Warmly (see what we did there?),

Residents of Switzerland

©2021, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.

picture: time lapsed screen shots Joe took during the live broadcast

poetry form: Epistolary Poem

  • poem that reads as a letter
  • can be intimate, colloquial, formal, etc
  • can take any form  

😀Final Call for Submissions for 10.10 Poetry Anthology the replacement category:

  • tenth ________ (ie: time, kid, of an inch, place, etc.)

Submissions due by Friday 30 April 2021: 10(dot)10(dot)weewords(dot)submission(at)gmail(dot)com.
 
All poets, successful or not, will hear back by the end of June 2021.
 
Publication date is October 2021.
 
Accepted poems will receive a one-time honorarium of $10/poem upon publication.

 Join Catherine at Reading to the Core for all the Poetry Friday goodness!


 

Thursday, April 22, 2021

picture + form = Seymour (See-more) the Cat

(i)*National Poetry Month 2021

To celebrate I am sharing a picture and poetic form - everyday in April!

1 April: Lizard Toe

2 April: Open Wide

3 April: Who Am I?

4 April: Cone-y Island Dog

5 April: Happy Birthday, Colleen!

6 April: Watermark Moon

7 April: GOTCHA!

8 April: Snow Kidding

9 April: I 'der' to Learn German

10 April: Labyrinth Enlightenment

11 April: Hoverbird

12 April: Lucky Ducky

13 April: Stone Face

14 April: Let's Dance

15 April: Optimism

16 April: Seek and Ye Shall Find

17 April: Unstable Connection

18 April: Two Tired Together

19 April:  Böögg

20 April: Britney

21 April: RIP Troll-like Shakespearean Character

22 April 2021picture + form: Seymour (See-more) the Cat

 












a

blind

cat

darts

eagerly

forward -

galumphing

happily

into

jean-clad

knees

loudly

mewing,

nuzzling

on

passersby

quaking (with)

rapture

seeking

tenderness (from)

unseen

visitors

with

exposed

yearning (and)

zealousness

©2021, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.

picture: our neighborhood (blind) cat we have dubbed Seymour (See-more)

poetic form: abecedarian poetry

  • a poem constrained by the alphabet
  • each line starts with a successive letter of the alphabet
  • can be a single word (mostly in my case)
  • or phrases

Monday, April 19, 2021

picture + form = Böögg

 (i)*National Poetry Month 2021

To celebrate I am sharing a picture and poetic form - everyday in April!

1 April: Lizard Toe

2 April: Open Wide

3 April: Who Am I?

4 April: Cone-y Island Dog

5 April: Happy Birthday, Colleen!

6 April: Watermark Moon

7 April: GOTCHA!

8 April: Snow Kidding

9 April: I 'der' to Learn German

10 April: Labyrinth Enlightenment

11 April: Hoverbird

12 April: Lucky Ducky

13 April: Stone Face

14 April: Let's Dance

15 April: Optimism

16 April: Seek and Ye Shall Find

17 April: Unstable Connection

18 April: Two Tired Together

19 April 2021 picture + form: Böögg

 












The Swiss use an exploding snowman,

instead of a prognosticating groundhog.

How long it burns decides summer's plan.

The Swiss use an exploding snowman,

a sleeve of goosebumps or a suntan?

Just give us a reprieve from the fog!

The Swiss use an exploding snowman,

instead of a prognosticating groundhog.

©2021, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.

 

picture: pixabay had an actual picture of a Böögg used

 in the Zurich Sechseläuten festival that takes place on 

the 3rd Monday of April at 6pm 

(in 2021 it is being televised because of Corona)

 

poetic form: Triolet

  • 8 line poem
  • line 1 repeats as lines 4 and 7
  • line 2 repeats as line 8
  • has the rhyme scheme abaaabab