Poetry challenge Constanza: the entries

Some fine poems this week, as usual, and for some reason, they were all the kind of poems that I went back to again and again. No baulking at the rhyme hurdle. This is getting too easy! Thanks to everybody taking part—you are a treat to read.

First one in was from Annie—a first timer. Welcome!

Collision – what the woman wrote


From Kim in North Norfolk, a sea song, in praise of a wild, powerful element.

Claiming its Toll – a constanza – writing in north norfolk


Merril’s poem is a magical, dreamy experience. That Boorman film must have really got to her!

NaPoWriMo: The Swirling Mist | Yesterday and today: Merril’s historical musings


Kerfe’s poem is a fast-moving jungling of words that I find just a little unsettling. Jokers, jesters, fairground stuff has that effect on me. Wonder what other people think?

Take a Wild Guess Day: Joker’s Wild | method two madness


Kat Myrman—on the nature of poetry, with a lovely rather unearthly illustration. Translucent night-flowering flower? Deep sea Medusa?

Poet-Speak | like mercury colliding…


Janice’s poem is a timely message. I love that last stanza.

Fresh hope unwinds – Ontheland


Doug the Trope, or should I say the Trompe? How to take an innocent façade and turn it into a metaphor of our rather futile urban existence.

trompe l’oeil | Elusive Trope


Geoff, as usual turning a perfectly serious subject into a comedy sketch.

Constanza anyone? #poetry | TanGental


Sri with another sea song, this time a sailor’s sea shanty.



Cheryl, another first timer, who uses the repeated first line to good effect, hammering home her determination to make tomorrow better.

Poetry Challenge #26 – Constanza | The WRITE Place


Ken, who I thought was going to time himself out this week. His poem is a journey through the meandering thought processes of a poet.

Intertwined | rivrvlogr

Tomorrow’s theme will be another new one. See you then 🙂

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

13 thoughts on “Poetry challenge Constanza: the entries”

    1. That might appeal to the competitive spirit. I just don’t have any. Being a winner is wonderful, but I hate the idea of that meaning everybody else is a loser. Could explain why I pootle along at the bottom like some kind of human catfish 🙂

  1. Yes, I did hold back rather long, didn’t I? It’s happened a couple of times in the past week that I went back to a poem to try to wrap it up, only to realize the line I needed each time was hiding elsewhere in the drafts. When I decided on Monday that I better finish my Constanza, I realized my last draft actually was complete. How could it be any other way – a perfect scenario for the poem, itself.
    I enjoyed all of the entries. Thank you again, Jane, for these challenges.

    1. I’ve reached the point where I expect to see certain people chip in and if they don’t, I get a niggling feeling that maybe something’s wrong. Worry is my middle name 🙂

  2. Thanks Jane. Reading this collection of poems was a wonderful way to start my day. I’ll drop by later to read this week’s prompt 🙂

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