Posted in April 2018, Dialogue, NaPoWriMo 2018, Syllabic Verse

Then and Now

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19th Century Student

“Oh had I known then

What I know now, I’d

Laughed, and not worried”


20th Century Student

“Oh had you known then

What I know now, you’d

Have not believed”


Syllabic Verse-Dialogue

NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 7

Write out a list of all of your different layers of identity. For example, you might be a wife, a grandmother, a Philadelphian, a dental assistant, a rabid Phillies fan, a seamstress, retiree, agnostic, cancer survivor, etc.. These are all ways you could be described or lenses you could be viewed through. Now divide all of those things into lists of what makes you feel powerful and what makes you feel vulnerable. Now write a poem in which one of the identities from the first list contends or talks with an identity from the second list. This might turn out to be kind of a “heavy” exercise, emotionally, but I hope you will find the results enlightening

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Posted in Crown Cinquain, Dialogue, March 2018

Tears of Regret

Above,

Soft voice speaks:

“Saint, why are you crying?”

“My heart has been wounded today

I’m hurt”

I say.

“Ah, tis so I see”

Says He from high above.

“Why is your armor in your closet

Today?”

“Forgot”

I reply shamefully,

Hanging my head in woe.

“I was in a hurry and had places

To go”.

“I see”

Says He from high,

“ Your mind and body was

Unprotected from the enemy’s wiles

And so,

He had

Access to harm

You. Dear Saint always be

Aware and your armor to wear

Each day”

Crown Cinquain/Dialogue