It's the first of December, time for Pensieve's Poetic License, and this month we have a sponsor: Build a Bear. All participants will be eligible for a $25 gift card to spend any way you please, but the best deal of the month is definitely moose siblings Hal and Holly and their companion storybook.
Without further ado (who has time for "ado" this time of year?!), I'll get right to the details:
- New to Poetic License? Click here for background information. We lurrrrve newbies!
- December's form: Writer's choice–a pensieve or haiku (I'm all about keepin' it easy during "the most wonderful time of year"!)
Pensieve: A titled, five-line poem; each line correlates to one of the
five senses–sight, sound, scent, taste, touch–and describes the
subject (title). The goal is for the reader to take on the poem as his
own, being able to "experience" your subject through your words, by
seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and feeling what you described.
Haiku: 17 syllables, line one (5 syllables), line two (7 syllables), line three (five syllables). Typically involves a seasonal reference.
- December's theme: Writer's choice AGAIN–Winter or Christmas
- No limit on the number of poems
Write your entry between now and Friday, and I'll post a Mr. Linky for you to register your poetry post sometime in the wee hours of Friday morning. Not a blogger? Feel free to leave your entry in comments (on this or Friday's post) or if you're shy, email it to me :).
I'll be choosing my favorite for the Build-a-Bear's $25 giftcard–and you might keep in mind I'm partial to a) poems that make me laugh, and b) poems that tug at the heartstrings.
Oooo. Fun. I love poems. Can’t wait to read them all.
It’s good to see PPL back again. I hope to add at least one poem to the holiday parade. Guess I’d better get poetificating right away…
I’ve got to go find my thinking cap
You’re new pic is fun. And your bio now matches my Twitter Bio. 🙂
Ok — I may try this! I do love poems!
Here’s my poem. Hope it’s ok I posted it here.
Tobaggons gliding effortlessly over a white sea
Children exploding with laughter
Icy snow mischieviously freezing my toes
Evergreens bestowing their sappy aroma
Velvety Cocoa warming my arctic soul
Oh, Girl, you know that I had to play.
My poem is on my blog. Here’s the link:
Wee hours of Friday morning? It’s 8:30 here.
I’m posting my poem now. I GUESS I’ll come back and look for Mr. Linky later.
my first attempt I hope it’s not to cheesy. So here goes
By pami kay
Little men and stars all in a row.
The timer set and ready to go.
A delicious scent tickles my nose
My mouth watering, I stand ready afraid I’ll miss.
Out of the oven and into my hand such sweet bliss.
I did it!!! I’m so excited, I wrote a pensieve, and it came out like a real writer type person!! I was going to settle for a haiku (easy peasy) but we are going to pick our tree this weekend and I gave it a whirl! Smell was hard, but I got it! Woo Hoo!
Right, the poem, here it is:
Christmas Tree Hunting
The cold bites the skin, but the hopefuls press on
The laughter fills my ears, as snowballs are tossed OVER my head!
The green of the firs is deep and everlasting, as our Savior they represent,
The smells are faint, teasing, but promise to explode in the warmth of our home,
The cocoa warms the soul, comforting and bringing peace.
The over is emphasized, in my family, NO ONE dares to throw snowballs at mom! (She’s a poor sport;-)!!)
Sorry about the computer issues, Robin. I hope they’re resolved swiftly and painlessly.
Here’s a link to my poems. Yup, one of each.
I posted a haiku for Christmas. I’m thinking about trying a Pensieve later on. I’ll let you know if I get it up.
First time I’ve posted – hope you like it! 🙂 Here’s my haiku:
Sweet Christmas kisses
Quick, stolen appetizers
‘Neath the mistletoe
Hi, Robin. I hope your computer woes are resolved soon. Maybe an early visit from Santa????? My entry(ies) are posted.
My Haikus are up!