Wednesday, December 30, 2020

poetry form week 63, Free verse, green earth, and hard labor



 Free verse Poem on "SAVE OUR EARTH" For Earth Day. - Mr. Mitch's Class  Website   

poetry form week 62, Happy New Year!!!


 Chinese zodiac years 

12 year circles in China,

which makes our life more interesting,

which year do you like?

check out your birthday, and happy new year 

Thursday, November 26, 2020

poetry form week 61, humor week 61..... lollipop poetry (a shape poetry form in free verse style)

poetry form week 60, fuji film, fuji mountain, and japanese travel



write some poems on fuji film and a travel experience,

which shall bring imagery to one's mind




a fuji film roll nestled inside a Canon camera

unexplored and  unexposed

dark space gives one golden hope

a picture is taken with a 400 mm flashing grade

sweet trips turn into digital romance

many photos and many prints

the poems and the adventures mix

a great memory art is made by human hand 

and by awesome human plans

poetry form week 59 : food and music



a theme is key to one's goal of writing,

why not choose food and music?




a cup of red wine

some fried dumplings in a silver plate

a violin player in the television screen

Todd and Sarah sit 

quiet, satisfied, 

they eat their food,

they have improved mood when

a car outside their window drives by

life could be great 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

poetry form week 58, gratitude and grace



write a poetry style in gratitude, always feel the grace in your mind and in your thoughts



a poem of gratitude



 not necessarily needed expression 

but a way to make remarkable impression

not need to open arms and share cash

but a way to pass spiritual connection

some angel's wings, 

glittering yet distant

some children's innocence

astonishing and mind blowing

a poem of gratitude and grace

the secrets yet to be unfolded

poetry form week 57, maplewood



a maplewood says ordinary things,

it makes one easy and relax....


a sample of maplewood



a friend screams from his French home

Carrier hears him from Hawaii Harbor

Obama and Bush cook Tofu and eat Fish

Taring and Lawrence bake potato cake

poet Luke comes to new york city,

Trump family decides to live in West Virginia

poetry form week 56, Haibun poetry form



 write something in contrast, making sure it evoke strong emotion when you read

the words echo, leaving one feel uneasy


winter is here with frost

trees bow to pray, hazel bricks block

all tender eyes from hot buns

haibun #2

silver seashells and blue waters

owls hoot through midnight, a noon bell

rings, hamburg lunch awaits

humor week 60 ......

 Funny Catfish - Meow - Freshwater Fish Barbels - Funny Catfish - Gobelin |  TeePublic PL

Sunday, November 1, 2020

humor week 59, a vote for president of USA is wanted during November 1--November 7, 2020...



 There's Always (Tom) Tomorrow | Arts | North Bay Bohemian 

there always (tom) tomorrow,

there are always Goshen today,

why not trust McDaonal mcchicken hamburger for a good time?

Petition · Bring Back the Buffalo Ranch McChicken ·  a one dollar sandwich is worthy a morning,

do eat a  lot.


humor week 58




 Tom Tomorrow | The Nation 

what does a penguin do to survive?

vote for a good course through humor....what makes you happy?

Saturday, September 19, 2020

poetry form week 55, sports music, (ps, humor week 55)




National Gymnastics Day Celebration  

poetry form week 54,



Gymnastics Day | Days Of The Year  

Goals for National Gymnastics Day:  deptember 19, 2020, national Gymnastics Day


poetry form week 53, Children's nursery rhymes


 a newborn will love this action rhyme because it ends with a surprise tickle. Start by drawing an imaginary circle on your newborn's tummy, "round and round." Then with "one step, two steps," walk your fingers up his chest, and then tickle him under his chin and arms.

"Jack in the Box"

Jack in the box (cover your eyes)

Sits so still.

Won't you come out?

Yes, I will! (throw up your arms)



Babies love this exuberant game of hide-and-seek. Show your baby how to cover his eyes, and then say the first couple of lines in a low voice to set the mood. Add some anticipation with the third line, and then throw up your hands and shout out the last line. Your baby will love quietly waiting, waiting... and then watching you pop up like a jack-in the-box!

"Row, Row, Row Your Boat"

Row, row, row your boat (rock back and forth)

Gently down the stream.

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily

Life is but a dream.

 This song is so engaging it can make a baby feel as if she's actually singing the words. The sounds are fun to make, and the words help your baby learn the names of many animals. Sing it on the way to the zoo or to a farm, or when you read a picture book that features animals, and then make the sounds when you see the animals. Your child will be thrilled to find it all so familiar.


"Trot, Trot, Trot"

Trot, trot, trot to London.

Trot, trot, trot to Dover.

Look out, ____, (baby's name)

Or you might fall OVER! (tip baby to the side)


poetry form week 52 : song bites

 song lyrics

The bear went over the mountain,
the bear went over the mountain,
the bear went over the mountain,
to see what she could see.
And all that she could see,
and all that she could see,
was the other side of the mountain,
the other side of the mountain,
the other side of the mountain,
was all that she could see.

The bear went across the river,
the bear went across the river,
the bear went across the river,
to see what she could see.
And all that she could see,
and all that she could see,


 The Jellyfish

poetry form week 51 : tanka



What is Tanka?

Tanka Written In Japanese


Tanka is a poetry form which originated in Japan more than 13 centuries ago. In its purest form, tanka poems are most commonly written as expressions of gratitude, love, or self-reflection. Suitors would send a tanka to a woman the day after a date, and she would reply in kind. These were short messages (like secret letters) expressing love, desire, meaning, or gratitude. These poems often culminated in a transcendental message.


Tanka poems do not rhyme, and they are written in short lines, like haiku. In fact, tanka poems in English generally adhere to a syllabic count. There are five syllables (onji) in the first line, seven in the second, five in the third, and seven in lines four and five (5/7/5/7/7). Some poets hold that the syllable count is unimportant–what matters is that the form is suited to the subject. At Tanka Journal, we enjoy the syllable counts, but we are more concerned with poems having personal experience or a transcendental meaning (preferably both). See the Tanka Recipe and video below.



The 5/7/5/7/7 rule is rumored to have been made up for school children to understand and learn this type of poetry. For an in depth description of Tanka, please visit the Shadow Poetry Japanese Poetry Tanka section.

Example #1:
A cool wind blows in
With a blanket of silence.
Straining to listen
For those first few drops of rain,
The storm begins in earnest.



Monday, August 17, 2020

poetry form week 50, free verse, humor week 51, lottie evelyn williams, which is a good book that carries lots of free verse

Thursday, July 30, 2020

humor week 50

everyone enjoys a laughter

Laughter and the Political Landscape - The Society Pages

Politician Enchants Voters Stage Jojo Coin Stock Illustration ...

The Politician | Every Gwyneth Paltrow joke in the Netflix series ...

poetry form week 49, free verse

Random thoughts that run through my mind...
Who made up the word chimed?
I often ponder where the names of things come from...
Like who named the thumb?
Who decided the unintelligent were dumb?
Who was the first person to say shit & coined it a bad word?
Some objects names are quite absurd
Who had the power to say “now this thing is a definitely a pillow”
then sat under a tree & called it a weeping willow
I could go on & on about things I don’t understand....

PS: a free verse is a free flow of thoughts that pazzle you, yet those things sit
as facts which make life accessible

Monday, July 6, 2020

poetry form week 48, humor week 49

The best-known Japanese haiku[12] is perhaps Bashō's "old pond":
        furu ike ya kawazu tobikomu mizu no oto

This separates into on as:
fu-ru-i-ke ya (5)
ka-wa-zu to-bi-ko-mu (7)
mi-zu-no-o-to (5)

Translated haiku sample (syllabus 5 7 5 )
the first cold shower
even the monkey seems to want
a little coat of straw

Monday, May 4, 2020

poetry form week 47, Epic or Narrative

How to Find a Form of Poetry That Suits You: 11 Steps

The 20 Greatest Epic Poems of All Time – Qwiklit

epic means great or nice plot,


a green jacket is comfortable
some blue pen can be well used
a sailboat is await
many tall fir trees stand strong
rosy thoughts between lines
raw potatoes in Edwin's plate

humor week 47,

Free Verses 4 Young Readers: Jingle Yan: 9781257007660: ...

why not do humor?
why not do free verse?
the day is clean
the sky is white
the blog is handsome
the humor comes in
the post is right,
humor is what we intend to rhyme
humor is words that make us feel easy

Friday, April 24, 2020

humor week 46, poetry form week 46, (Acrostic Poems)


Acrostic Poems



Awesome sunshine
Purple treehouse
Rosemary school
Illinois students
Lily Cheekawood thoughts

Sunday, April 5, 2020

poetry form week 45 : diminishing verse

Diminishing verse offers no origin and very few rules

 the main rule is this: Remove the first letter of end word in previous line.
For example:
  • Line 1 ends with the word “grad”
  • And line 2 ends “rad”
  • Then, line 3 ends “ad”

 example of poetry form  diminishing verse

to Ramsey

life is a beautiful page none of us can think
like a new pen with full blue ink

writing a poem could be queasy
if persist, mother goose do sound easy

curious search on dr. seuss and disneyland
seashore sunset and angry waves in wetland

poetry form week 44, Fibonacci poetry

Fibonacci poetry was founded by Gregory K. Pincus last year as a 6-line poem that follows the Fibonacci sequence for syllable count per line.

For the 6-line poem that means:

  • 1 syllable for first line
  • 1 syllable for second line
  • 2 syllables for third
  • 3 syllables for fourth
  • 5 syllables for fifth
  • 8 syllables for sixth


a lot of
things, Fibonacci
involves some mathematical theory

number game by definition



Fibonacci symmetry

a lot of
things, Fibonacci
involves some mathematical theory
a poem speaks of language arts
minute, Roundelay
Tanka or

poetry form week 43, Imayodun Poems

 Imayodun Poems is a korean poetry from, rooted from imayo sudan adventure from italy, 
which is set to add music to listeners or readers

4 line
12 syllables


8 lines
48 syllables

example of  Imayodun poetics

his figures play along the keyboard--audience sit inside a wall
eyes pinned into a line-shadow casts over floors
his mind tracing back to Tang dynasty -lychee tasted without eating
his arm fuels energy within-tough piano cries hard

if we break at the caesura of each line, we get a poem such as below

his figures play along the keyboard
audience sit inside a wall
eyes pinned into a line
shadow casts over floors
his mind tracing back to Tang dynasty
lychee tasted without eating
his arm fuels energy within
tough piano cries hard

poetry form week 42, Minute poem

the minute poem, or tiny rhyming lyric,
is a good for of expression that sings out nicely,

The rules are rather simple:
  • 3 quatrains (or 4-line stanzas)
  • 8 syllables in the first line of each stanza
  • 4 syllables in the remaining lines of each stanza
  • rhyme scheme: aabb/ccdd/eeff
  • written in strict iambic meter

example of Minute poem

"inches of life span"

we do count our days inches by inches
from Sunday to Saturday
we trust our faith
we invent hour glass in awesome accuracy

Monday is a day to begin working
either as a queen
or as a king
to the magical kingdom of acceleration of wit written

in case, say, there maybe a vacation
when we fly high
to expand our unfulfilled dreams
magic could upgrade our brain

poetry form week 41, tanka

tanka is a Japanese poetic form.
  the tanka would be a 5-line, 5-7-5-7-7 syllable poem


Mozarts waltmanson
whirlpool freeze in the background
light years
as i listen to chopin
victoria queen dry dullness out

poetry form week 40, Villanellemots

always rhyming with humor, which sets :Villanellemots" profound
 The villanellemots  consists of five tercets and a quatrain with line lengths of 8-10 syllables. The first and third lines of the first stanza become refrains that repeat throughout the poem.

example of Villanellemots


Lawyers are not paid to be nice;
they’re expected to always win.
one can say it once, say it twice,

“If you want to take their advice,
you should know before you begin:
Lawyers are not paid to be nice.”

They have their sin; they have their vice–
some with drink, the other with tags.
one can say it once, say it twice,

because she’s seen every slice–
including all of poets and novelists,
“Lawyers are not paid to be nice.”

But if you have suffered malice
and do not want to sacrifice ,
one can say it once, say it twice,

“If you want to win, pay the price;
let the legal process begin.”
Lawyers are not paid to be nice;
one can say it once, say it twice.

poetry form week 39: Roundelay Poems

Technically, the roundelay is any simple lyric poem that uses a refrain, but I found a very interesting version of a John Dryden roundelay in Lewis Turco’s The New Book of Forms. Basically, the roundelay is comprised of just an a rhyme and a b rhyme–with most of the lines acting as refrains.

Here’s an attempt at a Roundelay:

Roundelay, by Robert Lee Brewer

this world is crammed full of liars
lying for love or drugs or gold
& i’m preaching to the choir
so maybe this statement’s not bold:
if liar-liars catch on fire,
why is it i always feel cold?
& i’m preaching to the choir
so maybe this statement’s not bold
where there was love there’s no desire
possibly since i’m getting old
if liar-liars catch on fire,
why is it i always feel cold?
where there was love there’s no desire
possibly since i’m getting old
now it’s like i’m set to retire
& watch every sunset unfold
if liar-liars catch on fire,
why is it i always feel cold?
now it’s like i’m set to retire
& watch every sunset unfold
or perhaps i’m caught on a wire
trying to buy all that i’ve sold
if liar-liars catch on fire,
why is it i always feel cold?

poetry form week 38: Qasidatown

inspired by ren powell,   we deduce a poetry from as it is,
all pure great sense making through Poemeleon

example of  Qasidatown

And this
smooth-stiff coat of newborn
morning wet
clings to a neigh
The broad
touch of maple leaves
falls on my
           russet coaxing
“Mingo Oak”)
He left a
razor in the soap dish
          a slick
          a festering
          a red and white exit sign

a different approach to Qasidatown

Tomorrowl and has new attractions
though everything is still a shiny plastic
with sticky finger touch and mouth and
and handrails hot then cold through
every shadow
That day I stood beside the
and watched the people in the plastic
as some climbed out and others took
their places
the cars would spin but never stop or
Like luggage on a banded carousel
the people disappeared behind a wall
but reappeared inside a glass-like
that tapered into shrinking into

poetry form week 37, sijo

This Korean poetic form is only three lines long, but a lot is packed into those three lines. Here’s a quick rundown according to bob lee brewer
  • 3 lines in length, averaging 14-16 syllables per line (for a poem total of 44-46 syllables).
  • Line 1 introduces the situation or theme of the poem.
  • Line 2 develops the theme with more detail or a “turn” in argument.
  • Line 3 presents a “twist” and conclusion.

example of poetry form Sijo

  • Line 1: 3-4-4-4
  • Line 2: 3-4-4-4
  • Line 3: 3-5-4-3

 "Yerinzuo" title

he tells me we're always fine, but  i think he and i are apart
sun and moon mountain and ocean all attract yet distract
if they weren't distinct, I tell him, life world be flat without purpose

poetry form week 36, skeltonic verse

Named after its originator, John Skelton, skeltonic verse has a few simple rules:
  • Lines are short with two or three stresses…
  • …with irregular rhymes…
  • …rhythms…
  • …and bonus points for alliteration.

to dylan thomas, by Robert Lee Brewer

forgive me sweet dylan
if i sound like a villain
who’s out for a killin’
but i’m no father’s keeper
& i don’t fear the reaper
or the late night creeper
nor rage against dying
as the living are crying
& all self-denying
the world & its trying
way of defying
our hopes & our dreams
once more than it seems
in the glare of the light
on this fragile good night
when we burn & we rave
with our elegant wave
from the almighty hearse
as we cough & we curse
in our skeleton verse
we go gentle you know
with death not our foe
but a friend we must meet
& joyfully greet
for where younger ones rage
their elders just age
& reset the stage
for the beaus & the belles
with their swift villanellemots
as they open the play
with the bold words they say
against both night & day
as our lives fade away

poetry form week 35: zampairus

zampairus, not haiku, not senryu, yet zampairus are 5 7 5 syllable pattern with superb poetic sense

come to a place  --an example of Zampairus

Emily takes the hint
exercise without knowing , then
new door opens mi fac

poetry form week 34, Ovillejos

The ovillejo is an old Spanish form popularized by Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616). This 10-line poem is comprised of 3 rhyming couplets (or 2-line stanzas) and a quatrain (or 4-line stanza).
The first line of each couplet is 8 syllables long and presents a question to which the second line responds in 3 to 4 syllables–either as an answer or an echo.
The quatrain is also referred to as a redondilla (which is usually a quatrain written in trochaic tetrameter) with an abba rhyme pattern. The final line of the quatrain also combines lines 2, 4, and 6 together.
As such, here’s how the whole poem comes together (line-by-line):
Line 1: a rhyme in 8 syllables
Line 2: a rhyme in 3-4 syllables
Line 3: b rhyme in 8 syllables
Line 4: b rhyme in 3-4 syllables
Line 5: c rhyme in 8 syllables
Line 6: c rhyme in 3-4 syllables
Line 7: c rhyme in 8 syllables
Line 8: d rhyme in 8 syllables
Line 9: d rhyme in 8 syllables
Line 10: (Line 2) (Line 4) (Line 6)

 an example of Ovillejos

when do you paint a sunburned face?
On April 5th

where do you find a wooden tooth?
in a newcomb booth

out of where do all people hook?
in a book

and if a poem reads unfurled
like foggy winter car window,
don't reject limericks to a widow
on april 5th in a newcomb booth ---in a book

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

poetry form week 33, Nemesis or Tautology

Nemesis is a literary device that refers to a situation of poetic justice, where the good characters are rewarded for their virtues, and the evil characters are punished for their vices.

 Tautology is the repetitive use of phrases or words that have similar meanings. In simple words, it is expressing the same thing, an idea, or saying, two or more times. The word tautology is derived from the Greek word tauto, meaning “the same,” and logos, meaning “a word or an idea.” A grammatical tautology refers to an idea repeated within a phrase, paragraph, or sentence to give an impression that the writer is providing extra information.

a typical example

 “Keeping time, time, time,
In a sort of Runic rhyme
From the bells, bells, bells, bells.”

 “To be, or not to be – that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by opposing end them. To die, to sleep…”

poetry form week 32, Oxymoron and Paradox

Oxymoron is a figure of speech in which two opposite ideas are joined to create an effect. The common oxymoron phrase is a combination of an adjective proceeded by a noun with contrasting meanings, such as  Flying houses and breathing words

example by Sir Thomas Wyatt

I find no peace, and all my war is done
I fear and hope, I burn and freeze like ice,
I flee above the wind, yet can I not arise;

poetry form week 31, Free Verse Poem

an example poem by walt whitman

title: after the sea-ship

“After the Sea-Ship—after the whistling winds;
After the white-gray sails, taut to their spars and ropes,
Below, a myriad, myriad waves, hastening, lifting up their necks,
Tending in ceaseless flow toward the track of the ship:
Waves of the ocean, bubbling and gurgling, blithely prying…”

poetry form week 30, Fable or Aesop

classical example of Fable or Aesop written by S. T. Coleridge

First Voice

“But tell me, tell me! speak again,
Thy soft response renewing —
What makes that ship drive on so fast?
What is the ocean doing?”

Second Voice

“Still as a slave before his lord,
The ocean hath no blast…
Up to the moon is cast —…
See! see! (I cried) she tacks no more…
“Without a breeze, without a tide,
She steadies with upright keel!”

poetry form week 29, Epiphany or manifestation

Derived from the Greek word epiphaneia, epiphany means “appearance,” or “manifestation.” In literary terms, an epiphany is that moment in the story where a character achieves realization, awareness, or a feeling of knowledge, after which events are seen through the prism of this new light in the story.

example of Epiphany

 I used to smoke a lot. Everyone let me know that it was bad for my health however, I didn’t pay any notice. One day I saw my two-year-old baby trying to grab a stubbed-out cigarette from the ashtray. Seeing this, it suddenly dawned on me how terrible smoking was, and I stopped smoking.

poetry form week 28, Argument in Literature

example of argument

“Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.”

 definition of argument

An argument is the main statement of a poem, an essay, a short story, or a novel, which usually appears as an introduction, or a point on which the writer will develop his work in order to convince his readers.

poetry form week 27: Allegory in Literature

Animal Farm (By George Orwell)

Animal Farm, written by George Orwell, is an allegory that uses animals on a farm to describe the overthrow of the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II, and the Communist Revolution of Russia before WW I. The actions of the animals on the farm are used to expose the greed and corruption of the revolution. It also describes how powerful people can change the ideology of a society. One of the cardinal rules on the farm is this:
All animals are equal but a few are more equal than others.”
The animals on the farm represent different sections of Russian society after the revolution.
For instance, the pigs represent those who came to power following the revolution; “Mr. Jones,” the owner of the farm, represents the overthrown Tsar Nicholas II; while “Boxer” the horse, represents the laborer class. The use of allegory in the novel allows Orwell to make his position clear about the Russian Revolution and expose its evils.

Friday, March 13, 2020

humor week 44

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