A monthly carnival designed to encourage bloggers to exercise their poetry gene. Everyone is born with one; sometimes you just need "permission" (or a kick in the behind) to use it.
W H Y?
explains a lot). Second, maybe you kinda-sorta liked writing poetry,
but you didn’t think it was "good enough." Well, I believe it IS good enough and that you have a few lines itching to get out of your mind and heart and onto "paper". Sometimes all you need is a cheerleader; PENSIEVE is just the place for that.
When does it take place?
How will others know I’m participating?
Mr. Linky AFTER you’ve written the poem; a link to your main page or perhaps poem-less blog is an exercise in frustration for those looking for your poem.)
Who can participate?
is NOT a competition! It’s about expressing yourself creatively, with
the encouragement of others to spur you on. I so hope you’ll try
it…I think you’ll be glad you did :).
Do I have to write using the poetic form you choose each month?
Of course I hope you will (don’t be afraid – I’ll explain each poetic
form as it’s presented)…but if you only feel comfortable writing
limericks, well, write limericks!
questions, PLEASE email me and I’ll do my best to answer. This is a
work-in-progress, so it might take a while to iron out all the kinks
(thanks in advance for your patience!).
Schedule (more details will be given the first week of each month:
Post poem week of November 19th
Post poem week of December 17th
Form: Terza Rima
Theme: Beginnings OR Favorite Snack Foods (in honor of the New Year and the Super Bowl)
Post poem Thursday, January 17
Form: English Sonnet
Theme: SomeTHING you love (not someONE)
Post poem Thursday, February 14
Form ~ Limerick
Theme: No theme, but use one or more of the following key words: green, irish, leprechaun, shamrock, Easter, Spring, kite, windy
Post poem Friday, March 7
Form ~ Haiku
Post poem Friday, April 11
While not mandatory, it’d be appreciated if you include a button with your post and/or on your sidebars:
To pick up the code for the above image, right click in the box below, click "Select All", then "Copy" and paste in your side bar or with your PPL post.
While it’s not required–but is appreciated–here’s a larger button to include the day you post your poem :). Please use the supplied code; it links back to PPL information.
hey…is it week of december 17th or this monday?????
now I’ve got kool and the gang in my head!
Yeah, the instructions are confusing.
“The second Monday of every month, a theme and poetic form will be posted at Pensieve; your poems should be posted any day during the following week. That means the week of the 10th.
Hmmm wait…that’s an interesting point of semantics, if you said “post in the following seven days” that would have meant the week starting the 10th, but “post the following week” means the week starting 17th.
Damn! I just wrote my poems!
I don’t think there should be notice a week beforehand, it shouldn’t take that long to come up with something.
I feel like I’m in a time warp looking at my December note.
It’s officially February. Where’s my topic?
What a great idea! I enjoy writing poetry but haven’t written anything new in quite some time. This will give me just the “kick in the pants” I need. Thanks and I’m looking forward to participating in April.
I’m waiting. Not April yet? Sheeesh!
April’s so close I can spit on it!!
Give us a hint.
Where’s Mr. Linky for April? I have a haiku waiting!! It’s just dying to get out there and join its friends.
It is May, ya know.
There’s more to school
tests and grades
free time before the morning bell
free time after the last afternoon bell
and recess and lunchtime
sandwiched in between
Just wanted to tell you about our new Poetry Album: Poetic Justice 100 POEMS/ 100 PERFORMERS.
We inlisted wonderful actors–Catherine Zeta-Jones, Patti LuPone, Jason Alexander, Cynthia Nixon,–to read their favorite poems. gprrecords.com
Love the idea. We need to get blogger’s more active.