Category Archives: Rhyming


I’ve been so busy trying to write an impossible novel, I almost missed one of the Welsh poetry forms from Imaginary Garden with real Toads, This week they want a toddaid. A toddaid is a stanza comprising a ten-syllable … Continue reading


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Theme Thursday’s prompt #57 is Fish, Now, I’m a fisherman. I love to fish, so this would seem to be a natural for me, but with my propensity to experiment lately, I’m going to again post a rough draft. … Continue reading

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The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads,, threw out a real challenge in their ‘Croeso i Gymru!’ post, They want us to write an awdl gywydd: a Welsh poetry form with seven-syllable lines and a rhyming scheme of ******A … Continue reading

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With a heightened awareness nagging, I find poetry everywhere. For the last couple of weeks, verse has been assaulting me in everything I do, everything I hear and everything I see. It’s gotten to where I can’t go to the … Continue reading

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Imaginary Garden with Real Toads,, introduces us to the triolet, another of those fun French forms from the past. You should check out Real Toads and give the triolet a try. THE CALL OF DREAMS by Mike Patrick It’s … Continue reading

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Poetry Tow Truck, Prompt #38, asks for a poem with a cross between popular culture and an “old fashioned” form. It’s pretty easy to poke fun a pop culture, so let’s just do it. I believe this qualifies as a … Continue reading

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Another off-prompt day. So much in this fevered mind demands attention. FIELDS OF TIME by Mike Patrick In vain, through bordered fields of time, I search for youth that once was mine, but time is but a looking-glass, with nothing … Continue reading

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Margo Roby,, in her Tuesday Tryouts asks us to write a genealogical poem. The creation of my family tree ends on a beach on either Scotland or Ireland sometime around 1768. Sandy is a genealogy buff and has spent … Continue reading

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I can’t help it, none of the prompts attract me. After finishing Poemcrazy, I have to play with at least a few of the lesser ideas from Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge’s book. She asked that I look at something—no, really LOOK … Continue reading

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The Sunday Whirl,, with wordle prompt #22, a baker’s dozen of, “raw, sheep, verve, yearn, fingertips, omen, muse, mirror, strengthen, opal, corridor, thrust, and thread,” arrived while I’m in the middle of reading Poemcrazy, by Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge. Margo Roby … Continue reading

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