Tag Archives: rhyming

ValYou

If ever you are guessing

Why your life is the way it is

Set aside the stressing

See all the other lives you are blessing

Through the magic your life gives

For we may not always know the reasons for our being

But the greatest purposes for every breath we take are those we may have difficulty seeing

©2020 Annette Rochelle Aben

parade route

Some people are going to talk, no matter what you do

So, never allow that to stop you, from being you

Let your voice be heard, let your freak flag fly

Let those who don’t get you, walk right on by

©2018 Annette Rochelle Aben

Writers Quote Wednesday Passion

Oh, to find the time to get lost in the scheme of rhyme, could there be anything more sublime? Spending hours allowing the flowing of energy knowing that its life was in the process of growing and word by word, I found my energy glowing. I would write, long into the night, often until I saw daylight peeking through the curtains and it was then, I knew for certain, that for me, writing, was RIGHT! May you find that which sets your soul free, wrap your heart around that which you are meant to be and put it out there for all the world to see!  Whatever that is for you, in my heart, I claim POETRY!

WQWPassion

 A heart filled with rhyme

Meet pens pre-loaded with ink

Purpose? To create

Paper is ready

Words in position for birth

Push, breathe, push, breathe, push

Looks just like you

Successful delivery

Welcome to the world

 

“You do it because you can… You keep doing it because you have to, that’s PASSION!”

©2016 Annette Rochelle Aben

Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge Theme-“Passion” #WQWWC

National Limerick Day is May 12th

NationalLimerick

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.

Want to take it a step further? Check out

http://www.limerickcentral.co.uk/competition/how-it-works.html

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!