The taste of mud the smell of dirt the soil caked inside my shirt led me to think I might be dead but here I lay thoughts in my head So live I will with all I’ve got just please ignore that dirty spot!
From the chart: choose a color and use the color in your syllabic poem.Also: Choose ONE word from the descriptions under the color you chose, and add it to your syllabic poem.Remember, if you write a freestyle poem, please include a syllabic form along with it.
Mangos – Tanka Poetry
Red-ripe mangos hang In a tree full of treasure Hoping they will fall Strength of the tree gives me life A reminder to grow free
I wrote this because there are three trees, in different yards, that I walk by in the mornings. The trees are so full of ripe mangos and I yearn to jump up and grab them or bring back a broom and whack them out of the trees. I don’t know the owners so I won’t be doing either but there is so much there it pains me to watch them go to waste. A few months ago, in a different yard, there was a tree full of grapefruit. I wish I could pick any of them. If my fruit trees start to grow so much fruit I will put it out by my mailbox to share with others for free.
I have always remembered The Secret Garden because I love the idea of secret places. I have this part of me that wishes I would find hidden doors or secret passages. I think this is one of the things that makes me drawn to old Victorian homes or homes considered “haunted” because I think of secret passageways, hidden spaces, or anything secret.
Set up a timer or sit near a clock so you can keep track of the six minutes you will be writing.
You can either use one of the prompts (photo or written) or you can free-write.
Get ready and write for 6 minutes, that is it! Can you write a complete story? Can you think of a new Sonnet? Can you write 400 words? 400? 500? There are no restrictions on what kind of writing you do, but you should try to be actively writing for six minutes.
After you are done writing, include your word count and then post back to this page #Simply6Minutes or include your link in the comments section. Pingbacks are enabled.
*Feel free to leave your work completely unedited. I believe it is good to see, especially for new writers, that even very seasoned writers don’t write a perfect first draft.*
A hat can provide sun protection which will make your dog more comfortable on a sunny day. I named him Bradley Pooper after the socks that are made in Ft. Payne, Alabama. I originally put this hat on my dog just for fun, but he really likes wearing it and he enjoys pretending that he’s some homie from the hood. We live in Paradise Cove, a rich neighborhood in Malibu and he has never been near the hood, but he thinks he is a gangsta. As I walk him through the valley of the shadow of death, we pass other dogs and he treats all of them like they are punks. I can’t live a normal life with Bradley Pooper, because he acts like he was raised on the street.
Look, I get you think I look cool in this woolly contraption, but enough of the pictures already. I mean, all that time taking perfect pictures, when all I want to do is go outside. A run in the park. Is that too much to ask for all this performance?
Does it have to be green, like, what are you trying to prove. I remember Christmas, and all those Santa hats. Don’t get me started for Halloween. I do not look good with horns and a spikey tail.
Oh, and another thing, I do not like being with the cats.
Last year, they scratched my tail so bad, I was throwing up for a week. Please, just let me be a dog. I don’t ask for much. Two walks a day, preferably off lead, in the big park. Treats, like that big deer leg you brought…
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