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.