Poem-A-Day Chapbook Challenge 2012 – The Recap

Well, I missed a few days on the Poetic Asides Poem-A-Day (PAD) Chapbook Challenge, even though my total poem count exceeded more than thirty.  One I intentionally didn’t do.  It was a new form to me and a fairly long one at that.  A couple I just couldn’t figure what to write and one I just never got back to doing.  The main goal of a month of creativity was accomplished, though.

For the record, here’s the description from the Day 18 prompt for the glosa, the form I’d never tried before:

Write a glosa. This involves an epigram of 4 consecutive lines from a favorite poet that the challenge participant believes they can write successfully to. Then, write a poem consisting of four 10-line stanzas where the final line of each stanza is a line from the epigram, in order. Within each stanza, lines 6, 9 and 10 must rhyme.

Yep, just too long and complicated for me to spend time working right now.  Maybe I’ll give it a shot later…probably not.

I’ll not likely be submitting a chapbook, either.  I don’t think many of these approach my best work and I’m not going to take the time to rewrite them to improve them.

Here’s the breakdown of my poems from this PAD:

Cinquains – 8
Fibonaccis – 6
Lunes – 5
Shadormas – 5
Tankas – 1
Triolets – 1

Free verse/form – 5

Overall, I’d give myself a C+ for this challenge.  I had a couple poems that I thought turned out pretty well and completed the majority of the daily prompts, but am not doing the chapbook.  Looking forward to the next Poem-A-Day Challenge in April 2013.


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