The Time Has Come

I believe the time has come for me to move on from this blog.

I’ll certainly miss it, but I am trying to manage too many sites at once, and not managing any of them all that well. So I had an epiphany – what if I combined some of my sites into one mega cool site.

I think there is a way to transfer my subscribers to my new website, but if there isn’t I’ll put up the details of the new mega site soon. It won’t be called writinginwhispers for I no longer write in whispers.

I’m SOOOOOOOOO excited!!!!!

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Daily Journey Journal #35: something new…pantoum

KiwiBee has made my day! Normally my ranting about poetry forms falls on deaf ears; but she read and attempted and created a poem that makes me think of fairies and summer and icecream; and is altogether great!

Snap Thoughts

Last week I came across a post by Oyinkan Braithwaite at Writing in Whispers about a kind of poem called a Pantoum. Now, I normally do not write poetry, aside from the occasional haiku, but I fell in love with the flow and rhythm of the Pantoum, and so I thought I would give it a try, just for fun. Thank you to Oyinkan for sharing this poetry style with me. It is beautiful!

Goodbye to June

and those first touches

of air thick, like a cacoon

woven from rushes

And those first touches

of sunlight’s warm rays

falling down in the rushes

pulling us into summer days

Sunlight’s warm rays

set flowers blooming

pulling us into summer days

Spring’s entrance unassuming

Set flowers blooming

in air thick, like a cacoon

Spring’s entrance unassuming

and now, we say goodbye to June

Happy last day of June!

KiwiBee

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How To Write A Bop

I just discovered the Bop. I love the name. It’s almost as good as the Azby!

The bop is not as old or as popular as the other poetic forms that I have explored on this blog but it is certainly just as interesting. It was created by Afaa Michael Weaver – a man who seems to have come a long way.

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Black Smile

I am committed to writing a post every day for three months! I have skipped one day so far and I am determined that today will not be another (I hate that feeling of guilt, even with the string of excuses I have ready.)

So initially, today’s post was meant to be a How To Write a Villanelle post (coming to you soon) but I couldn’t find a Villanelle that I had created, so I wanted to write a new one but I got all wrapped up in church and ish.

Anyway, to avoid waking up tomorrow feeling guilty…I am posting a poem I wrote a while back. It was created as a result of a poetry prompt – we (my fellow poets and I) were encouraged to write a poem about something without naming it and see if the subject could be guessed.

Here’s mine, let me know if you can guess what/who it is!

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