Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
[ETA: Our older daughter had unexpected gallbladder removal yesterday, so I’ll be a bit behind in replying to your comments. (She’s doing okay but is in a lot of pain.) Looking forward to getting to them sometime over the weekend, though. Which, come to think of it, isn’t really behind for me!]
This month, our Poetry Princess challenge was the definito, using the form/definition that Heidi Mordhorst created. This is SUCH a fun form!
I decided to use a word I’d heard before but couldn’t quite define, until I looked it up again on our trip to Scotland. We visited the Hermitage, which had two follies in it: Ossian’s Tower and Ossian’s Cave. Here are some pictures from our outing in the forest. I can’t believe I didn’t get an exterior shot of Ossian’s Tower. Oh, well.
We all need more follies — art and fun for their own sake — in our lives!
Here’s my draft of a definito for “folly.”
I’m looking forward to seeing what my Poetry Sisters have come up with–right along with you guys!
Click here to see all our previous Poetry Princesses collaborations.
Also, would you like to write with us in October? We’d love you to! Here’s the scoop: We’re doing a Dansa! Its opening quintrain (5 lines) is followed by quatrains (4 lines), with a quintrain rhyme scheme of AbbaA and the quatrain bbaA. You’ll note that A repeats because the opening line of the first stanza is the final line of every stanza, including the first. Are you in? Good! You’ve got a month to craft your creation(s), then share your offering with the rest of us on October 28th in a post and/or on social media with the tag #PoetryPals. [I copied this invitation from Tanita–thanks, Tanita!]
The generous and creative poet, art lover, and anthologist Tabatha Yeatts is rounding us up today. Visit the Poetry Friday Roundup here!