General Poetry posted July 12, 2016


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list poem

From My Porch

by TAB_that's me

From my porch, I see
     lilies bouncing in the wind,
     the fountain that we built,
             bubbling o'er the rocks,
     the neighbor's too-long grass
             filled with weeds
             dotted with junk
             and thrown askew,
     baby squirrels chasing 'round the tree,
     a cardinal singing on a branch,
     the bird feeders
             we diligently fill,
     petunias--pink, purple and white
             in pretty pots
             sitting in a rustic
             railroad cart,
     there's bushes, plants and viney things,
     loud Harleys zooming
              down the street,
     bee's balm, coneflowers, hollyhocks
              all in bloom
From my front porch, I enjoy

 


From My Porch: List Poem writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
The list poem has been around for hundreds of years, written by famous poets such as Emily Dickinson and Maya Angelou. It is a simple form, but also requires the use of poetic devices such as alliteration, enjambment, rhyme (or not), etc.

Definition of list poem: A list poem can be a list or inventory of items, people, places, or ideas. ? It often involves repetition. ? It can include rhyme or not.

For more information and examples, visit this websites:
https://www.rcowen.com/PDFs/Franco%20Ch%2020%20for%20web.pdf
www.poetrysoup.com/poems/list_

For this contest: Please write a list poem about the things you see from your porch. It may contain some rhyme, but please, no set rhyme patterns or forms.


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