Category Archives: Tuesday Tryouts

THE GOLDEN YEAR

Margo Roby, in her Tuesday Tryouts, gave us a visual prompt, a painting of Edward Hopper’s Cape Cod (see below). All we need to do is write a character sketch about what we see in the painting. Oddly enough, the … Continue reading

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SHE TASTED OF LIME

Margo is being cantankerous again. For her Tuesday Tryouts, http://margoroby.wordpress.com/2011/11/01/a-lime-is-a-lime-or-is-it-tuesday-tryouts/, she wants a four-quatrain poem of any type one wants to write, rhyming or un-rhyming, with no adjectives, adverbs or similes, but it has to contain the word “lime” at … Continue reading

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NIÑA

Margo Roby, in her Tuesday Tryouts, http://margoroby.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/tuesday-tryouts-haibun-poetry-and-prose-hand-in-hand/, asks us to write a haibun: a combination of a narrative and a haiku. UPDATE: After suggestions by Margo and Paula Wanken, I rewrote my narrative section. It still doesn’t feel like poetry, … Continue reading

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WHAT TO DO?

Margo Roby, for her Tuesday Tryouts, http://margoroby.wordpress.com/2011/10/04/tuesday-tryouts-poetic-counterpoints/, asks us to explore using counterpoints in poetry by building a list of around ten contrasting but parallel elements, items, or themes. (Piece of cake.) Contrasting pairs list. Single / married / divorced … Continue reading

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KIDNAPPED

Margo Roby, http://margoroby.wordpress.com/, 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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FROM THE MOMENT

Margo Roby, in her Tuesday Tryouts, http://margoroby.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/tuesday-tryouts-poem-on-things-meaningful-to-you/, asked for a list if items we considered meaningful to us: things we would take with us if we were moving a long distance, or we would try to save if the house … Continue reading

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Lanturne poetry form

For Margo Roby’s Tuesday Tryouts http://margoroby.wordpress.com/2011/08/30/tuesday-tryouts-poetic-form-the-lanturne/, this week, there is a new form: the lanturne—another short, syllable-count Japanese form. It has five lines with syllable-counts of one, two, three, four and one. It is written with center justification, and ideally … Continue reading

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