My thanks to all you poets who posted the poetic results of considering the stories tucked away in our first ever combined word(s) of the month: bust/burst. I’ve loved them all and know from your comments that you enjoyed the month too.
For July let’s go with a word suggested last month by Su Hutchens: FORWARD. I bet we get some dandies. Please remember, this blog does its best to stay out of politics and religion. It’s strictly a “can’t we all just get along” sort of spot in space where we can meet, practice our craft, and share our results to an appreciative audience, so let’s have fun and keep moving forward.
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Here’s the Poetry Challenge Word of the Month for June. Really it’s two words: BUST and BURST. If you use them as verbs, they have very different meanings. As nouns they are closer in meaning but each still has it’s own definition. I’ve never suggested a 2-word month but Don Barrett contributed the word BUST and, well, one word led to the other.
This should be an entertaining month. Thank you, Don. Thank you in advance, all you creative geniuses who will post your poems this month.
Since we’re in new territory here, I might as well open the invitation for individual poets to write two poems if you please.
I’ve enjoyed your poems this month inspired by The word, MASK. My thanks to Jeanne Poland, Linda (libearyn), Bryn Strudwick, Linda Boyden, Jane Yolen, Susan Hutchens, Don Barrett, William Joe Pyles, Susan Bickel, Hollie D’Agata, Karen Eastlund, Janet Gallagher, and Robin Harrison Williams. Have I left anyone out? If you’ve been putting off writing something for this month, you have today and three more days left. Grab that pen and get busy!
I’m open to suggestions for a word for June. Anyone want to offer an idea?
She, “Must have been a good book.”
Busted. She’s spotted him
across the room in E.R.
He, “Uh, yeah, I liked it.”
Finds a chair closer.
She, “You weren’t really reading.”
He, “Hard to.”
She, fakes disgust.
He, breathes out.
They, later, fortified with prescriptions,
He, finds his feet feel fine walking with her.
She, grimaces at their lookalike faces.
He, “Want to meet?”
Nothing masks pain like
the sudden discovery
of summer love.