Poetry Challenge 9: Post Thy Poems

We are revising or rewriting “The Sea-bird to the Wave” by Padraic Colum. My greatest struggle was to try to get inside the sea bird’s perspective and use an appropriate vocabulary. I also felt that this poem could use a pulse or rhythm to represent both the seawave and the seabird, what binds them and…

Poetry Challenge 8: In Winter in the Woods Alone

Here’s the original poem by Robert Frost. Note ‘shadowy” – a break from the otherwise perfect meter. It’s not exactly a dactyl, because under the influence of the meter, we probably turn the ‘w’ into a vowel more or less and barely pronounce the ‘o.’ Still. “In one tree’s overthrow” – It is inappropriate to…

St. Porphyrios Challenge

Last year I publicly set myself the first of several poetry-writing challenges and invited others to join me. The results have been fruitful, though modest as to participation volume. I’d like to set myself another kind of public challenge and invite the participation of others. This isn’t the kind of thing to join in out…