Thursday, April 20, 2017

Poetry Challenge: Quit

Hello Poetteers,

Today's poetry challenge is the letter Q. You can find all the challenges in the April Poetry Bundle.

Word Prompt
Quit

Questions
  1. What are you currently trying to do?
  2. What did you give up on?
  3. Why did you give up on it?
  4. Was it a good or bad choice to give it up?

Poetry Form
Quatern: This poem has 16 lines broken up into 4 quatrains (or 4-line stanzas).
  • Each line is comprised of eight syllables.
  • The first line is the refrain. In the second stanza, the refrain appears in the second line; in the third stanza, the third line; in the fourth stanza, the fourth (and final) line.
  • There are no rules for rhyming or iambics. (source).

Stay inspired,
Fida 

Find all the challenges in the April Poetry Bundle

Friday, April 14, 2017

Poetry Challenge: Love

Hello Poetteers,

Today's poetry challenge is the letter L. You can find all the challenges in the April Poetry Bundle.

Word Prompt
Love and Lost

Questions
  • What was love to you when you were a child?
  • What is love to you today?
  • Did you lose something recently, how and why?

Poetry Form
A limerick is a poetry form in five lines with a strict rhyme scheme of AABBA, which is sometimes meant to be humorous.

Share the poems on Instagram using #dailypoetrygram and tagging me @poetfida. These questions are here to guide you in writing your poem. You don’t have to answer all the questions or use all your responses in the poem. Pick your favorite responses to be in the poem and rearrange them until you’re satisfied. These word prompts are up to your creativity and interpretation.

Stay inspired,
Fida 

Find all the challenges in the April Poetry Bundle

Friday, April 7, 2017

Poetry Challenge: Gratitude

Hello Poetteers,


Today's poetry challenge is the letter G. You can find the whole challenge in the April Poetry Bundle.

Word Prompt
Give

Questions
  1. How do you give yourself to the world? 
  2. How are you given your friends?
  3. What do your friends give you?
  4. How do you show gratitude? 
Poetry Form

Gogyohka was a form developed by Enta Kusakabe in Japan and translates literally to “five-line poem.” An off-shoot of the tanka form, the gogyohka has very simple rules: The poem is comprised of five lines with one phrase per line. (source).

Share the poems on Instagram using #dailypoetrygram and tagging me @poetfida. These questions are here to guide you in writing your poem. You don’t have to answer all the questions or use all your responses in the poem. Pick your favorite responses to be in the poem and rearrange them until you’re satisfied. These word prompts are up to your creativity and interpretation.

Example

I show my heart
to the world
showing gratitude
friends see me
everything in my heart. 

Stay inspired,
Fida

Find the whole challenge in the April Poetry Bundle

Monday, April 3, 2017

Poetry Challenge: Burning Fiercely

Hello Poetteers,


Welcome to the first day of the A to Z Poetry challenge. I won't be blogging every day. You can find all the challenges in the April Poetry Bundle. Today's challenge is the letter A.

Word Prompt
Ablaze

Questions
  1. What sparked a fire in you?
  2. How are you fierce?
  3. What strong emotions are you feeling?
  4. What bright colors describe those emotions?
Poetry Form
Acrostic

Share the poems on Instagram using #dailypoetrygram and tagging me @poetfida. This is all optional. These questions are here to guide you in writing your poem. You don’t have to answer all the questions or use all your responses in the poem. Pick your favorite responses to be in the poem and rearrange them until you’re satisfied. These word prompts are up to your creativity and interpretation.

Example

Burning Fiercely 

I'm always asked about my faith and culture
of why I fast and wear the headscarf
blue with frustration and red with anger 
instead of letting them burn me down with exhaustion 
I turned to writing, expressing my faith
purple with devotion
yet wondering if it's enough
I hear about my work and know
it's educating and inspiring other people.

Stay inspired, 
Fida

For the A to Z Poetry Challenge, get the April Poetry Bundle