Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Fashion Me Your Words to FOLD ~ In April



Fashion Me Your Words In April around 'Destructive Weapons'. We are not using them here, only wrapping our thoughts around them, and FOLDING them into Poems.

The poetry Form required is The Fold


SO

Your challenge today toads, is to Let your words FOLD INTO POEMS ABOUT DESTRUCTIVE WEAPONS.


Constraints! The Fold [guidelines]
1. 11 lines
2. The end phrase of Line 1 repeats at Lines 5 and 11
3. The rhyme of line 1 continues through in every other line
4. There MUST be a reference to nature and how it affect you the poet
5. More in depth instructions HERE

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They tell me of the outdoor picnic
On the green grass in summer sun
Sounds wonderful i have to admit
Friends, neighbours and families group
Freedom celebrates the outdoor picnic
Wearing her colours of red white and blue
Yes folks; i can surely picture it
Night sky comes alive in a different way
Bursts of amazement fireworks predict
Their hearts to honour the fallen braves
In showers of peace at the outdoor picnic
THE OUTDOOR PICNIC © gillena cox 2016



27 comments:

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Oh goody, I love your Fold form. I'll be back with something later on.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Oops! Your link to the more in-depth instructions leads to an Error 404 message!

Kim Russell said...

The fold form looks complicated but, like origami, the construction is engrossing and you can use it to develop your own shapes. Thank you Gillena! Have a great weekend.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

A most challenging prompt, Gillena ­čĺť Sharing my poem "Inside a criminal mind"... Day 28! Phew!☕

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Rosemary, Sanaa, Kim for your interest.

Rosemary i will edit and try to fix that link.

Thank you Vivian for linking in so early along with Kim and Sanaa; great responses for you.

A happy 28 to all garden dwellers


much love...

Margaret said...

Could someone link me up to this challenge. I’m away from home and can’t figure out how to do it from my phone app. Thanks. I’ll be home tonight to visit and comment

Gillena Cox said...

I have linked Margaret in

much love...

Fireblossom said...

Either your instructions are off, or your example is. You have said that "the rhyme in line 1 continues in every other line." EVERY other line. But none of your even-numbered lines (2,4,6,8,10)follow any rhyme at all, let alone from line 1.

Fireblossom said...

Okay, every other, as in alternating. That could be a lot clearer. had to read the page about your invented form to see what you meant. It was clear there.

Anonymous said...

Interesting form. I think I got it.I do find with some forms though that I am more concerned with form than the poem.Tricky balance.

brudberg said...

The fold is a bit similar to a rondeau... and it was a long time since I wrote one.

gillena cox said...

Sorry you didnt get it. The end phrase rhyme is what i want for Lines 1.5. And 11.

Much­čî╝love

gillena cox said...

Thank you. Glad you were able to sort it out from there. Looking forward to reading your poem today

Much­čî╝love

gillena cox said...

I read your poem Paul, even though you have not yet linked in. You got it, nice unexpected twist to the weapon aspect, and the form follows through correctly.

Much­čî╝love

gillena cox said...

Looking gorward to reading your poem Bj├Ârn.
I only lately, that is, since i started wtiting within the garden, learnt about the rondeau. Yes; i agree with you, for i can see some similarity.

Much­čî╝love

gillena cox said...

Yes Fireblossom: lines 1.3.5.7.9 and 11 are rhyme lines

Much­čî╝love

gillena cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation of The Fold Rosemary; happy to know you like it

Much­čî╝love

Fireblossom said...

Got it. Thank you. :-)

L C Folks said...

I found this form really challenging, Gillena, however challenge is good, thank you so much. :-)

Gillena Cox said...

Good!!! Fireblossom

Much­čî╝love

willow_switches said...

I don't do "fussy forms" - but maybe I should, more often - BUT I really like your form, (this is my second go at it) - and for some reason, it "works" for me, at least in my head ~ so fun play/penning time!

Thanks for hosting Gillena - and Happy penning/weekend to one and all

gillena cox said...

Thank you for writing today Willow

Much­čî╝love

a said...

Gillena,
Mine only works if you count French kisses as destructive weapons. They do dissolve all my powers of resistance. xoxo
I had fun working with your created form too

jellojenna6 said...

This form was fun to work with!

gillena cox said...

Dear a
I read your poem it didnt measure up in poetry form or theme. Will be happy to read again if you re write.
Much­čî╝love

Anonymous said...

I'm now freaking out -- as I do with every form challenge -- but I'll do my best!

gillena cox said...

Looking forward to reading your poem Marylyn

Much­čî╝love