“New Jargon” Featured Poet – Paula Baker

Congratulations to this week’s prompt drawing winner, Paula Baker!  She’s written a poem that encompasses the meaning of the Monday prompt:

Use a “new” word in pop culture to create a poem that reflects the sound of the word, possible definitions (real or imagined), or what your mind’s eye sees at the mention of this word or phrase.  For example, “Twitter” is no longer just a bird’s warbling. The word has grown to encompass something completely different.  Play with a word or phrase that has evolved due to technology, the internet, or social media.

WEBWORLD

Google me this, Twitter you that,

Now there are so many ways to learn and to chat!

First there were books, now there are Nooks,

To Kindle the fires of knowledge, you kooks!

 

Nowadays we tweet, google and surf,

Chatting, facebooking and blogging our turf.

The world became smaller and larger at once,

Bing! No excuses for being a dunce!

 

Resize (how I wish!), Reboot (far too much),

Repost now replaces our writing too much.

UR text maid no cents, proper grammar no more,

Technology rocks when spelling’s no chore!

 

Perhaps you are lost in this perilous maze,

Beat your Tom-Tom to find your way out of this daze.

Don’t know how to cipher or make a new hat?

Don’t you worry or fret, there’s an app for that!

 

A widget can work on a Page in a space,

So out there it’s cyber, no physical trace.

“Come into my parlor”, said spider to fly,

My webworld is waiting, C U, Buy, Bye!

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Thanks to all the participants in the Reason 2 Rhyme weekly poetry prompt, and here is a sneak peek at next week’s challenge…

Write a poem to or about someone you admire. You don’t have to personally know them to pay tribute to them. Write a poem honoring one of your heroes, someone who has, from a distance, made a difference in your life.

The prompt page will be live on Monday, August 27th, with a place to post your poem in the comment section, or link directly to your page.  Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with next!

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“Trinkets” Featured Poet – Billgncs @ BWFiction

Congratulations to this week’s poetry prompt random drawing winner, BWThoughts!  Bill’s blog is the self-described “fiction wing” of his mind, and we’re so pleased to have him be such a regular player with Reason2Rhyme!  His take on the challenge to “write a poem to or about an inanimate object” (based on Rob Walker and Joshua Glen’s book Significant Objects) gives us a nostalgic glance at an everyday item:

Pence

(Photo credit: tstadler)

economic cents

alas poor penny upon the floor
does no one want you anymore ?
my children pause, forbear to stoop
and pocket you in one deft swoop

A penny saved, a penny earned ?
How is it now that you are spurned?
When I was young you were just dandy
a bubble gum or wrapped hard candy

But I will stop, it’s no mistake
youthful habits, so hard to break
I remember, or so I think
when you were copper instead of zinc

Thanks to all the participants in the Reason 2 Rhyme weekly poetry prompt, and here is a sneak peek at next week’s challenge…

Use a “new” word in pop culture to create a poem that reflects the sound of the word, possible definitions (real or imagined), or what your mind’s eye sees at the mention of this word or phrase.  For example, “Twitter” is no longer just a bird’s warbling. The word has grown to encompass something completely different.  Play with a word or phrase that has evolved due to technology, the internet, or social media.

The prompt page will be live on Monday, August 20th, with a place to post your poem in the comment section, or link directly to your page.  Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with next!

Click here to find out more about Reason 2 Rhyme!

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Reason2Rhyme Poetry Prompt – “Trinkets”

Write a poem about (or to!) an inanimate object that has little or no monetary value.

In 2009, Rob Walker and Joshua Glen conducted an experiment in writing and perceived value.  They coaxed 100 writers to pen stories about nearly-worthless objects – tchotchkes, trinkets, cheap souvenirs, you name it – and then they sold the stories with the focus item on eBay.

That little collection of miscellanea, purchased for “a total of $128.74, sold for a whopping total of $3,612.51 — a 2,700% markup. (The most highly valued pairing in the entire project, bought for $1.49 and sold for $197.50, was a globe paperweight with a moving handwritten story by the magnificent Debbie Millman…”  (You can read the full story about the project HERE)

The challenge this week requires you to find that Kid’s Meal toy, Cracker Jack prize, or 1972 carnival souvenir and:

Write a poem about (or to!) an inanimate object that has little or no monetary value.

Let’s see if you can raise the value of an object just through your words!

This is my poem, based on a silver elephant that sits atop my desk…

Raja

Little King

How often I have looked at you

With unseeing eyes

As I ponder some lost word or phrase

Until finally,

Your quiet grace begs an audience

And I remember the cinnamon hands

of the child who placed you in mine

that last day of school.

Add your poem below in the comments, or link to your site and be sure to visit other writers and support their work!

(Happy Frog link system is taking a temporary leave of absence.  The Frog Keeper is tired of sorting out its script.)

Be a regular in the Reason 2 Rhyme Poetry Ring (here’s how that works…)

  • 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!

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