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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #106 Sing & Flower


Hippies all were we

Flower power, songs of peace

Love one another

©2016 Annette Rochelle Aben


The Dirty Dozen… with Richard Archer!

Reblogged from Al the Author, CLICK THROUGH to the ORIGINAL POST and give your kind attention to The Dirty Dozen, this week, featuring Richard Archer!

Welcome to another edition of The Dirty Dozen! This week, I’m delighted to be hosting Richard Archer (aka “Skaggy The Poet”) in the Dirty Dozen “hotseat”. Richard is a poet who blogs and performs o…

Source: The Dirty Dozen… with Richard Archer!

National Limerick Day is May 12th


Well, is this more fun than poets should be allowed to have, or what??  An actual day where people all over the world come together to celebrate the talent of crafting the LIMERICK!  (Party on, Garth)

The date of May 12th was chosen to host this writing holiday in celebration of the birthdate of English artist, illustrator, author and poet, Edward Lear. While certain, Lear’s parents would take credit for Lear’s creation, I was not able to find any source for the creation of this special day. 

A limerick, you say? What on earth…   Okay, write 5 lines of poetry with the 1st, 2nd and 5th rhyming with each other and the 3rd and 4th rhyming with each other. Keep the 3rd and 4th a bit shorter than the other three and you pretty much have a limerick. If you were to do a bit more digging, you will find some actual specifics as to how to craft each line. For instance, once source I found, addressed a specific syllable count (holy haiku or what).  Of course, when reading a successful limerick, you can hear the meter, so that would make sense.  So if you must count them out, then by gosh, GO FOR IT!  Most of all, HAVE FUN!!!

Naturally, there is a w-i-d-e field of play here, lots of room for interpretation and of course plenty of opportunity to infuse a rhyme with one’s personality. Play around with combinations, read several limericks and see what you, yourself, can come up with.

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They hold a weekly competition on their small, independent website.

I am not, personally, hosting a challenge, I just wanted to stir the pot, plant a seed or two and see if others might find a bit of fun in writing a limerick.  Have at it and let’s see the smoke from your pens!

National Haiku Day 2016 – Can you create a story in 17 syllables? Go on…you know you want to!

Reblogged from Smorgasbord Invitation where Sally Cronin has created a beautiful haiku in celebration of #NationalHaikuPoetryDay 2016!  CLICK THROUGH to the ORIGINAL LINK and be inspired!

Annette Rochelle Aben who has published several books on Haiku, reminded us yesterday that it is National Haiku Poetry Day… National Haiku Day You can find all three of Annette’s books.…

Source: National Haiku Day 2016 – Can you create a story in 17 syllables? Go on…you know you want to!


Sound advice, from our own Christopher Graham (a.k.a. The Story Reading Ape).  Congrats, Chris, on the publishing of your article and thank you for always being our publishing jungle guide!


The Feb. Magazine is up on the navigation board of PnP Promotions and this old ape has an article published in it To read it, click on the link or logo below: