My 30 Days Poetry Journey



I am going to be trying something new. I am going to start a “30 Day Poetry Challenge” for myself. Each day for the next thirty days my blog would be flooding with poems. Here is how it's going to be….starting from tomorrow:

Day 1- I will write a poem where each line starts with a letter from my first name (an acrostic). It can be about anything, but it would not be about me or my name.

Day 2- Hmm... The last person I texted? I will write a five line poem to that person.

Day 3- I am going to find the nearest book (of any kind). Turn to page 8(hopefully it will have page 8). I will then use the first ten full words on the page in a poem. I can use them in any order, anywhere in the poem.

Day 4- I will write a haiku. They’re often about nature.

Day 5- I will write a three line poem about lemons without using the following words: lemon, yellow, round, fruit, citrus, tart, juicy, peel, and sour.

Day 6- I will write a poem of any length incorporating every word from my latest Facebook status.

Day 7- I will write a poem using a tree as a metaphor for myself or your life.

Day 8- I will write a cinquain on a topic of my choice.

Day 9- I will jot down four verbs, four adjectives, and four nouns and write a poem using all 12 words.

Day 10- I will pick a one line song lyric to serve as an epigraph to my poem. Then, I will write the poem to accompany it.

Day 11- I will write a list of poems I like.

Day 12- I will tell my life story in 6 words.

Day 13- I will write a short poem that a child would like.

Day 14- I will write a bad poem, make it as lousy as I can, do everything wrong and let myself be awful.

Day 15- I will post a poem (written by someone else) that I love (for any reason).

Day 16- I will respond to the poem I posted on Day 15 with another random poem.

Day 17- I will write a poem that employs a rhyme scheme.

Day 18- I will write a poem without any end rhyme, only internal rhyme.

Day 19-I will choose one of the poems I’ve already written and posted as part of this challenge and re-order it in some way. I can rearrange the lines or stanzas or even words in a line. Think of it as a puzzle!

Day 20- I will write a narrative poem detailing a specific childhood memory.

Day 21- Day 21- I would imagine myself doing any household task/chore, then write a poem about it.

Day 22- I would choose one person I miss and write a poem about the person.

Day 23- I will write a seven line poem that begins with “it’s true that fresh air is good for the body” (from Frank O’Hara’s poem “Ave Maria”) and ends with “this is our body” (from Gary Snyder’s “The Bath”).

Day 24- I will write a poem that’s different in some way from anything I’ve ever written.

Day 25- I will write a number poem that tells a story or a feeling. The last word of every line has to rhyme with the number 1-10.

Day 26- I will write a poem to My Future Husband

Day 27- I will write a poem that begins with the title “The Poem I’d Never Write.”

Day 28- I will write a poem to my Unborn Kids

Day 29- I will briefly research a poetic form of my choice and write a poem according to the rules of that particular form.

Day 30- I will write a poem illustrating the experience of the last thirty days.

Wish me Luck!!

2 Thoughts:

Cody Morriss said...

Sounds very interesting, can't wait to see what you do! :)

Dekky said...

Thanks, I am really looking forward to it too :-)

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