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If you are new to poetry then post here without fear. You will not get abused here instead you will find a group of friends that are prepared to help. We have poetry challenges that are designed to help you improve your knowledge and assist you write.
As in Ancient days poets echoed the thoughts of the gods, so to in this age do poets quill the same. Be thee Pagan or not May the peace of the Goddess welcome you to our place. Enjoy and share your thoughts from Mother Earth and Nature and all that's spiritually rewarding and write what thy will but thy shall harm none Blessed Be!
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When one hears the name Rubaiyat, one automatically thinks of Omar Kyyam. So it is not surprising to find the Rubia originated in Persia. It consists of four line stanzas (quatrains) and is usually tetrameter or pentameter form. Lines one, two, and four rhyme and the third line can be used to interlock the next stanza and by doing so with three stanzas and linking it back with a couplet to the first stanza we have a Rubaiyat Sonnet
Do you think you are capable of writing a poem a day for 30 days? Every year in April, the Academy of American Poets holds a National Poetry Month (NaPoMo), and each poet that takes part in this challenge writes a poem a day for the 30 days of April.
In 2010 we ran a Months Sonnet Challenge where a new sonnets had to be posted every day. It was very popular and so it was decided that every August we hold a sonnet month. The 2010 was based purely around sonnet forms of the Elizabethan Era, but in 2011 it was decided to allow any sonnet form and a large area was covered as well as newly developed ones. Every poet that takes part will be given 30 pages that forms a book of sonnets of that year. The 2015 version is being run in conjunction with two sonnet form challenges, this is only intended to assist with the main challenge and not mandatory. Any sonnet form is permitted even newly invented ones.
Has your muse gone to sleep or jumped ship? Don't worry in here Ceridwen has created a series of work shops that will help you wake your muse up or drag the recalcitrant back on board. In here you will find a series of proven exercises that as well as being fun hopefully will get you back on path. Being the sagacious person she is, she realises no two are alike and gives alternatives. Who knows if your muse is badly battered, you may need to try both before you will be able to get her up and running.
This year "My Selected Sonnets", will concentrate on English Sonnets of the 18th to the mid 19th Century and in particular this year it will be that of Charlotte Smith I am open to suggestions at all times and should you have a European sonnet that you like please contact me and hopefully we will be able to share it with the rest of the sonnet world. Dante Rossettini stated; "A sonnet is a moments monument". This is precisely what I wish to create, a series of monuments to the sonnet form.
When power leads man towards arrogance,