NaPoWriMo2017 Day 23

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Poetry Day Ireland is April 27th. So I reunited with my fellow fools for poetry today in Cavan Burren Forest Park for a walk, picnic and poetry writing. The dogs got walked, too. I shared NapoWriMo’s Day 23 challenge. Which is a form hitherto unknown to me. But, like haiku, it has an unrhymed, strictly defined format.

The elevenie contains five lines of eleven words. Line 1 is a single noun. Line 2 contains two words about what that item ‘does’, with line 3 telling the where or how of Line 1. Line for is supposed to convey the meaning of it all. And Line 5 winds it all up with a single word. Apparently, it is very popular for teaching German as a Second language!

Today’s challenge was to write a double elevenie.

 

Letting the Stones SpeakCalf Hut Autumn

Rock

Stands still

Cavan Burren forest

Eon’s old limestone seabed

Erratic

 

Megalith

Stands proud

Stone Age craft

Art the first impulse

Presence

 

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