I’m so excited to announce the beginning of a fun, new endeavor …
A Reason 2 Rhyme Poetry Ring
Friends and colleagues know I love words, and I’ve enjoyed the comraderie and display of talent with the Friday Fictioneers (and still do! Tune in every Friday for a new Flash Fiction piece!). However, since poetry does not qualify as flash fiction, I thought it deserved its own support group on the web.
I won’t pretend that I’ve written much poetry, but I love to READ it. That’s why I’m hoping that YOU will share the fabulous inner workings of your mind, so that all of us can experience this exquisite art form. Hopefully, we’ll be inspired to see the world in a new, more eloquent frame of mind. (And a few more visitors to our sites never hurts either! 😉
So, here’s how it works…
Welcome to the circle! A Reason 2 Rhyme is an online group that shares their words (rhyming or not) in poetry form each week. Here’s how you can join in:
- Monday Poetry Prompt – check this site for the week’s inspiration
- Share your poem in the comment section, or link to the site where you have it posted
- Visit other circle members and comment, like, or share their post
- Friday Feature – one participant will be randomly drawn from the circle to be featured on this site
That’s it! Haiku, Cinquain, Sonnet, Villanelle, Blank Verse, Free Form, Limerick… it’s all welcome!
Sneak Peek at Monday’s Prompt…
for Monday, June 25, 2012
Choose a clichéd phrase (“fit as a fiddle,” “think out of the box,” “running on empty,” etc.) and turn it around. Use the new meaning created by this reversal to fuel a poetic meditation.
Add Your Link to the Group
Share the Circle on your blog, email, FaceBook page, Twitter account, or other social media sites.
Reason 2 Rhyme information is as follows:
Website Address: https://kbnelson.wordpress.com
FaceBook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Reason2Rhyme
What kind of poem can I submit?
Any poetry form is accepted, although obscene and/or erotic poetry will not be posted on this site. If you have adult content on your site, please notify viewers before they visit that yours is not a G-rated site.
Is there an age limit to participate? Do I have to be a published poet or writer?
No – any age is welcome, and all levels of ability are respected and invited to flex their writing muscles.
Do I win anything if my poem is featured?
Besides the admiration of your family, friends and colleagues? No – this writing practice is purely for the entertainment and exercise of the participants, and no prizes, payments, or compensation is offered or implied.
Can I publish my poems later, if I have posted them here?
Of course! Your work remains your work. You may want to check with your prospective publisher to see if they consider a blog post to be in conflict with their publishing. Your work can always be removed by request to accommodate your success.
Can I use the writing prompts for other projects?
Writing prompts are intended for inspiration to the writer, and do not have copyright restrictions. Photo prompts, while also for inspirational purposes, remain the property of the original photographer, and permission to use the photo in any other format should be requested from the photographer/copyright owner.