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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Poem: Making the Cut

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 30, 30 Nov 2012.
Topic: milk poem
Topic suggested by: 
Violet Nesdoly

(form: tanka)

Making the Cut

November’s last poems
done, we now start the sorting,
hemming and hawing,
picking which poems make the book.
It’s always as clear as milk.

Poem: Gimme Gimmes

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 29, 29 Nov 2012.
Topic: Birth poem
Topic suggested by: 
Bonita Jones Knott

 

Gimme Gimmes

years of parents
more interested
in being liked by their kids,
in being their kids’ friends,
has led to a decline in discipline
and given birth to the Gimme Gimmes

Poem: He Shoots First

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 27, 27 Nov 2012.
Topic: A hero poem
Topic suggested by:  Paula Wanken

(form: cinquain)

He Shoots First

dashing,
daring, a wee
bit scoundrel, this hero
would like to think of himself first,
but can’t

Poem: The Voice Inside

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 27, 27 Nov 2012.
Topic: A villain poem
Topic suggested by:  Paula Wanken

(form: lune)

The Voice Inside

sometimes the villain
is the voice
in the hero’s head

Poem: Trivia

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 26, 26 Nov 2012.
Topic: collection poem
Topic suggested by:  Shann Palmer

(form: Fibonacci)

Trivia

one
fact
after
another
various topics
disparate and random tidbits
filling my noggin, good for nothing, but Jeopardy!

Poem: The Sad Truth About Truth

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 24, 24 Nov 2012.
Topic: The Truth About <blank>
Topic suggested by: 
Beth Cato

(form: shadorma)

The Sad Truth About Truth

everyone
claims to want to know
the whole truth
but really
they only want to be told
what they want to hear

Poem: Digging Deep

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 23, 23 Nov 2012.
Topic: deep poem
Topic suggested by: 
Amanda Fall

(form: cinquain)

Digging Deep

Digging
a deep hole with
a spoon shows persistence.
It also shows a lack of good
judgement.

Poem: Thanksgiving Paradise

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 22, 22 Nov 2012.
Topic: paradise poem

Topic suggested by:  Brenda Bishop Blakely

(form: cinquain)

Thanksgiving Paradise

We were
supposed to be
elsewhere, but ended up
finding our paradise today
at home.

Poem: The Antediluvian Texter

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 5, 5 Nov 2012.
Topic: text message poem
Topic suggested by:  Amanda Laughtland

(form: Fibonacci)

The Antediluvian Texter

I
guess
u’d look
2 c more
cryptic jumbles of
letters in a poem @ txts,
but as old & uncool as I am, I prefer 2
# out the words, unless I’m in
a rush or running
short on space
left for
my
tweet.