Happy Poetry Friday!
Last month, we Poetry Sisters wrote poems in the style of e.e. cummings. Whew! I’m glad that is finished. For July, we decided to do haiku in the vein of classified ads. Two ancient forms–ha!
We were a bit behind this month and didn’t really do much revising. I wrote my first drafts while watching a drum corps show last Friday, and I haven’t changed too much of them. I went with a kind of variation on my riddle-ku. Maybe riddle-classi-ku? I was picturing elementary school teachers perhaps trying these with their students.
WANTED: Wrecking ball
for chrysalis destruction
Four slender appendages
Your eyes–all of them–
found me on your nectar tour
Buzz me, honey! ~Rose
Now, don’t forget to read all the Poetry Sisters’ poems below. They came up with some really clever and sophisticated haiku/senryu. I’ll be adding new links as soon as I have them. Until then, their names still link to their beautiful poems from last month. So give a click and read or reread:>)
Here are our previous collaborations:
|Inspired by e.e. cummings’ poems
|Sestinas (Lord have mercy)
|Villanelles on hidden things
|Triolets on beginnings (And I posted an extra one here.)
|Villanelles, a crown sonnet, rondeau redoubles, and pantoums
And for more Poetry Friday fun, visit the art/poetry maven Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference for the Poetry Friday Roundup!