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Walter Whitman

I have surreptitiously included both Fandango’s and Ragtag’s prompt words (in bold) in this short homage to Walt Whitman. Whitman, (1819 -1892) was born on this day May 31 in 1819 in West Hills, Long Island, he is one of the most influential American poets, often called the father of free verse. Whitman’s major poetryContinue reading “Walter Whitman”

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Visual Poetry

‘Visual’ poetry is literary verse written on the page with intentional form to add meaning to the poem. it is written to resemble a shape usually reflecting the subject of the poem. So in visual poetry the art is in the visual arrangement of text, images or symbols. The physical shape of a poem can beContinue reading “Visual Poetry”

Poem – ‘In Flanders Fields’

On this day, May 3rd 1915, during World War I, Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae a Canadian poet, physician, artist and soldier, wrote the now famous war memorial poem “In Flanders Fields”. It is in commemoration of the 1915 battle of Ypres. For 17 days, McCrae tended those injured in the battle. He wrote the poem afterContinue reading “Poem – ‘In Flanders Fields’”

Weekend Double Challenge

Sammi’s weekend challenge is to create a piece of writing in exactly 36 words using the prompt ‘recipe‘, I am combining this with Fandango’s challenge for today which is to use the word ‘image‘. You can see their links below. Here is my poem in 36 words (including the title):

Prompt from Fandango

Found Fandango’s site through another blogger: https://fivedotoh.com/2021/12/26/fowc-with-fandango-mindful/ each day a one word challenge is posted to write a post using the word of the word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction or even a picture or drawing. Today’s word is “mindful.” and here is my offering:

Dada Poem

Dada or Dadaism was an artistic movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century. Its roots however lie in pre-war avant-garde. It fully developed in reaction to World War I, it consisted of artists who rejected the logic, reason, and aestheticism of modern capitalist society. The movement primarily involved visual arts, literature, poetry,Continue reading “Dada Poem”