I was rather apprehensive about this one, that it was going to put people off. At first sight it looks incredibly difficult to do. And it isn’t easy, however much you practice. But with patience and a fair bit of tweaking, the result can be tremendous. As you have shown.
Veronica Hosking was first in this week with a poem I can really relate to
Kat Myrman who was bitten by the bug, first with a (completely justified) rant
then with a gentle poem, melancholic on one side and hopeful on the other
Sri Sudha K who is still finding different angles to see the painting of the Ninth Wave
This one is deceptively simple, musing on the idea of getting older, but I really liked the way one half wonders about the future and the other about what is left of the past
Merril with a very cheery title and even cheerier subject matter. Poignant
and thoughts on ancestors, somebody’s, and their motivations.
Crow with exactly the kind of dark, elliptical poem you’d expect.
Kim from North Norfolk with the first poem about a mammoth I think I’ve ever read.
A new participant, Silver Gardenia with a poem that opens up the universe. Lovely!
Annie another first-timer, sharing a similar theme to Annie’s with a poem full of stunning imagery
Bastet linked to a photo prompt using the cleave form as an option though I can’t navigate my way to the entries. I’m a bit slow like that
Janice with a poem that reflects on the meaning of poetry
A bit of Kerfe madness, introducing us to some great inspirational artwork
plus bonus— with a very personal and delicate poem that demands this exact form.
Olga with a poem I read over and over. Lovely philosophical musings
Geoff who is beginning to take this seriously and posting from his blog. Not surprising really. It’s a good poem of two completely different but complimentary halves.
Jazzy Towers with a touching family portrait like a two way conversation
Once again I’m gobsmacked. So many good poems here and it seems as though the harder the challenge, the more you get the bit between your teeth and go for it. If you can take it, come back again tomorrow for a new theme.