On my first Mother’s Day, I created a scrapbook and gave it to my mother, and inside the album, I included this poem. My mother was kind enough to email it to me this week. Of all the poems I’ve ever written, this one means the most to me–since it means so much to my mom!
Mother…..the gentle name rolls of F
Of the lips and lingers in the aiR
Traveling with vigor into all hearts, yet I
Have been blessed to know a more impervious forcE
Encircling the unity of two womeN
Reserved for a mother who transcends into a frienD
Think of two words–with the same number of letters and a thematic connection–and create a double word poem. If possible, write it with someone in mind. Remember to bold-face the first and last letter of each line, and submit your poem as a comment below. Good luck!
16 thoughts on “Poetry Workshop #3: Double Word Poetry”
Kimberly, MOTHER… is beautiful! A lovely acrostic start to finish!
Thank you, Ruth. 🙂
Mellow is the musical melodY
Each note honeyed as a sweet orange treE
Laced aromatic as the sassafras laureL
Lyrical ecstasy seductive in aureL
Organically grown string quartette cellO
Winsomely woven into sunshine yelloW
This can be seen as a poetic creation at…
Your poetry continues to amaze me. I will miss your lovely creations appearing on my blog at week’s end. 😦
Thank you Ann!
Ah! But you’ve been a wonderfully fresh inspiration to me this week, so thank you Kimberly!
I’m thinkin’ you should start a poetry prompt blog or a poetry prompt Gather group..:-)
That’s a possibility, Ruth. Hmm, a place for writers and teachers to find writing prompts and ideas…
Kim, so wonderful! I am sure your mother treasures this!
Thank you, and yes, she does! Hope you have a good week, and I’m sure we’ll be in touch! Lots to plan and then a long stretch of nothing. Ah…summer!
Lovely, Kim and Ruth. You ladies are so talented. What a nice tribute to your mother.
Thank you ever so much m’dear!
Thank you, Beverly. My mother is a wonderful woman and deserves every word of the “tribute.” 🙂
Happy with your best paL
Eager to not be solO
Alien to this word luV
Ready to see what shall bE
Taking chances to always remembeR
So eager for that first kisS
I don’t know if this really works or not, Kim and Ruth, both of yours rhymed and had a special flow to your pieces, mine seems choppy and out of sync. This is my first try at a Double Word. I never knew they existed. I am thankful to you Kim for making me aware. This type of poem makes you think and really work to get things right. I never let people read my stuff ever since I left Nashville because I never thought it was good enough. But Kim, I feel comfortable around you and your friends. So you are helping me get out of my shell and live a little. To me it doesn’t matter if anyone likes this particular poem or not. It was a good learning experience for me and I will keep at it till I get it right…..Thanks again Kim… 🙂
Tom, I’m glad you tried this form as well. How about workshop #1?
Tom, it works just fine in free verse. I’d never written a double word poem either..:-)