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Monday, April 2, 2012

Poetry Challenge (Day 2): Running Water

This morning's poetry challenge was to write a triolet.  I had to honestly Google  the definition and structure of this form of poem. I had never heard of it before!  My first guess was that it would be a poem with three stanzas...I was wrong! I found it a bit tricky to write and it was my first try at ever writing one. I'm enjoying this challenge because I'm definitely learning some new things, reading some great poems by others and it's certainly stretching my creative limits. Though really, what are our creative limits? Perhaps they are only the ones we put on ourselves.

Hope you enjoy!










Running waters


Running waters let my spirit run with you,

Spilling over rocks and rushing past bends

To where we meet the arms of the ocean blue.

Running waters let my spirit run with you,

Being not here nor there but one with you,

No longer thinking we're separate as mind tends.

Running waters let my spirit run with you,

Spilling over rocks and rushing past bends.

 
 

I'd love your thoughts in the comments section. Thank you! For those of you that are participating in the challenge as well feel free to leave your links to today's poem!

27 comments:

  1. Oh so good for a first timer on triolet. COngratulations! I could use this as a prayer :)

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    1. Thank you Melissa! I hope the structure is right..it was really tricky! That's beautiful that you could use it for a prayer...:) ~blessings

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    2. Yes, you did it right Jessica ;) The poetry form is correct (ABaAabAB):D

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  2. I agree with Melissa this is an AWESOME prayer.... You're doin great Jessica ... keep on goin...As always...XOXOXOXO

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    1. Thank you Bonnie for the encouragement! So glad you liked it. :)

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  3. Beautiful. I love the picture as well.

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    1. Thank you! I took the picture while out on a hike with my son at the river we frequently visit. :)

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  4. Hello.
    I haven't got a clue when it comes to all these poetry forms. You did an awesome job for a first try. My favorite line: "Being here nor there but one with you".
    Nice photo too. Thanks for sharing. Keep the creativity coming (smile).

    Day 2: Born To Love You

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    1. Yeah, I definitely think it's interesting to get acquainted with the various forms...I definitely don't know too much about them! It's neat to learn something new. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Jessica,

    I always loved that quote from Jeremiah! I could never be a poet but your thoughts are beautiful. What a beautiful poem to read to start a day!

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    1. I love that verse in Jeremiah too! :) I wouldn't say you couldn't be a poet...you never know! Glad you enjoyed the poem. Hope to see you in the future! Thanks for stopping by. ~ blessings

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  6. Fantastic poem, Jessica.

    I am at http://sulekharawat.com/2012/04/02/touch-of-love/

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    1. Glad you liked it...I really liked yours too! :)

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  7. Amazing poem! I think it could be read as a mantra. :)

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    1. That's something I hadn't thought of! :) Glad you enjoyed it...Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Oh, wow, Jessica! I adore it! You need to write more poetry more often. As for me? Uh, you wouldn't want to see it. LOL!
    Blessings!

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  9. The last time I really wrote poetry was my second year of college when I took a creative writing class (where I met my husband!). In high school I used to write it all of the time. This challenge is definitely making me remember how much I enjoyed writing poems. I might just have to keep writing after it's all done!

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    1. I hope you do! You have a spectacular talent. The words are magic . . .

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  10. The rhythm and cadence of your poem are perfect; just like water spilling over rocks and rushing past bends.
    Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. :)

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  11. Great job with the triolet, Jessica! Very soothing, I love the imagery!

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  12. I don't know much about poetry Jessica, but sounds pretty darn good to me :) Keep up the good work!

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  13. Perfect picture, perfect poem. Just got it Jessica! The words had a lot of meaning for me. As others have said it could be a prayer or a wonderful thought for a loved one in our lives. Just lovely!

    http://lyricfire.typepad.com/lyric-fire/2012/04/lyric-fire-napowrimo-2012-day-3-words-are-a-crime.html

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  14. Good job Jessica. It's funny, I've been writing poetry since I was a young girl but, until now didn't know the names of the different types or anything else about them. I have been steadily learning for the last two years. Kudos to you. Hope to see a new poem by you soon.

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