Wednesday, April 14, 2021

picture + form = Let's Dance!

 (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 2021 picture + form: Let's Dance!


 












 

a middle age white woman bippity-bops around the house

her arms thrust, knees bend, hips swing to the BOOMBAYAH beat while sweat drips

K-Pop transcends age and culture - once you K-Pop you can't K-Stop

©2021, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.

 

picture: me flailing to EmkFit K-Pop video in the living room

poetic form: Sijo

  • Korean poetic form
  • 3 lines long
  • each line is 14-16 syllables:
    • line 1 introduces theme of poem
    • line 2 develops theme with more detail
    • line 3 presents a twist and conclusion

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

picture + form = Stone Faced

 (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 2021 picture + form: Stone Faced













picture: from Colleen's recent travels in Utah

poetic form: Mask Poem (with bonus puns!)

  • the POV of poem is from perspective of an inanimate object or some other character that normally is not able to talk

Monday, April 12, 2021

Sunday, April 11, 2021

picture + form = Hoverbird

 (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

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 2021 picture + form: hoverbird











picture: pixabay

poetic form: Didactic Cinquain

  • first line is one word that is subject of poem
  • second line is two adjectives that describe the subject
  • third line is three gerunds (-ing words) showing action of subject
  • fourth line is four individual words or four word phrase to describe another aspect of subject
  • fifth line is one word that is synonym to first line or very similar to it

Saturday, April 10, 2021

picture + form = Labyrinth Enlightenment

 (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

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 2021 picture + form: Labyrinth Enlightenment













picture: photo I took of labyrinth in Los Osos, California

poetic form: (short) Free Verse

  • open form of poetry
  • doesn't use consistent meter pattern or rhyme

Friday, April 9, 2021

picture + form = I 'der' to Learn German

 (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 2021 picture + form: I 'der' to Learn German













I lege meine Schlüssel

in die Schüssel,

nicht mein Eis oder

mein Ei.

 

Ich esse meine Kirschen

in der Küche,

nicht in der Kirche

mit meinem Koch.

 

Deutsch learnen macht

sehr viel spass

und is super einfach!

Nicht für mich!

©2021, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.

 

Translation by Me:

I put my keys

in the bowl,

not my ice cream or

my egg.

 

I eat my cherries

in the kitchen,

not in the church

with my cook.

 

Learning German

is very much fun

and super easy!

Not for me!   

picture: screenshot from one of my Duolingo German lessons - 713 day streak!

poetic form: Poem in Two Languages

  • poem written in one language
  • translated in another 

 The inspiration for my attempt at a Poem in Two Languages is Tabatha at the Opposite of Indifference. She also happens to be this week's host for Poetry Friday! Check out the NPM goodness!


 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

picture + form = Snow Kidding

 (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!

 
 
And a few hours later....
 

8 April 2021 picture + form:Snow Kidding
 
flurries + flowers = snow thank you
©2021, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.
 
picture (or in this case, videos): outside our back balcony
 
poetic form: Equation Poem (with pun!)
  • something + something else = something new (in this case, a pun)
 


Wednesday, April 7, 2021

picture + form = GOTCHA!

 (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 2021 picture + form: GOTCHA!













picture: Colleen and Loki (and unknown photo bomber) in Canyonlands National Park

poetry form: Acrostic

  • a poem where certain letters in each line spell out a word or phrase
  • can be at beginning, middle or end of lines

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

picture + form = Watermark Moon

 (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 2021 picture + form: Watermark Moon













picture: pixabay

poetic form: Concrete Poem

  • also known as shape poetry
  • poem's shape visually matches poems topic

Monday, April 5, 2021

picture + form = Happy Birthday Colleen!

 (i)* National Poetry Month 2021

To celebrate I am sharing a picture + poetic form - everyday in April.

Today is a special Birthday edition for my Colleen

1 April: Lizard Toe

2 April: Open Wide

3 April: Who Am I?

4 April: Cone-y Island Dog

5 April 2021 picture + form: Happy Birthday, Colleen!













picture: Screenshot by Colleen of family Zoom Call - Switzerland and San Diego 

poetic form: Golden Shovel

  • take a line from a poem or quote you admire
  • use the words as the end words in the lines of your poem
  • keep the end words in order
  • give credit to whomever wrote or said original line


Sunday, April 4, 2021

picture + form = Cone-y Island Dog

 (i)*National Poetry Month 2021

To celebrate I am sharing a picture + a poetic form - everyday in April.

1 April: Lizard Toe

2 April: Open Wide

3 April: Who Am I?

4 April 2021 picture + form: Cone-y Island Dog













picture: Smidgey on her big pillow island

poetic form: Etheree

  • consists of 10 lines
  • each line has 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables 
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Saturday, April 3, 2021

picture + form = Who Am I?

 (i)*National Poetry Month 2021

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

1 April: Lizard Toe

2 April: Open Wide

3 April 2021 picture + form: Who am I?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

picture: pixabay

poetic form: Riddle Poem

  • indirectly describes a person, place, thing or idea
  • reader must figure out subject of poem
  • can be any length, rhymed or unrhymed

 

Friday, April 2, 2021

picture + form = Open Wide

 (i)*National Poetry Month 2021

*in my case international, hence the i

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

1 April: Lizard Toe

2 April 2021 picture + form: Open Wide













picture: Pixabay

poetic form: Haiga

  •  haiku coupled with painting (traditional) 
    • or coupled with digital media (contemporary) 

Join the Poetry Friday fun at A Year of Reading, hosted by poet teacher extraordinaire Mary Lee


 

Thursday, April 1, 2021

picture+form = Lizard Toe

Welcome to April! Welcome to (i)*National Poetry Month 2021

*in my case international, hence the i

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

1 April 2021 picture + form: Lizard Toe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

picture: Maureen's toe and random lizard

poetic form: 

Quatrain 

    • must have four lines
    • must have a rhyme scheme