Funny Haiku

My last prompt of April combines my two themes, National Humor Month and National Poetry Month, into a funny haiku. I love haiku but working in the humor was difficult. If you want to read how it’s done, visit Lori Z. Scott’s poems. The weird thing is I wrote this poem almost a week before we got three inches of snow dumped on us.

Snowstorms in April?

Winter, such rude behavior

Only hurts your rep.

For more haiku prompts, click here.

What funny haiku are you inspired to write?

Limerick Prompt

Because it’s National Humor Month and Nation Poetry Month, I wanted to combined the celebrations into one prompt and decided on a limerick prompt. Then I discovered I can’t write limericks. Haiku, yes. Acrostic poems, yes. Limericks–I can do the first two lines and get stuck. Here’s the limerick I started that was inspired by the photo:

There once was a lion and girl

Who decided to give friendship a twirl.

And that’s as far as I got. I even tried writing a limerick on my inability to write one:

There once was a writer in Ohio

Whose poetry made her sigh so.

I’m still stuck. I console myself with the fact that even gifted poets, like Lori Z. Scott, who will be guest blogging this week, have trouble with different poetic forms. She writes about her effort to tackle a sonnet.

If you can write limericks, please leave it in the comments below. Or if you get inspiration for finishing either of mine, I’d love to read it!

If limericks stump you like they do me, try last week’s spring acrostic prompt.

Spring Acrostic Prompt

I have two themes this month because April is National Humor Month and National Poetry Month. You’ll see prompts for both as well as a crossover! I have a spring acrostic prompt for today. I decided to reprint an acrostic poem I wrote for Easter a few years back. Please put your acrostic poem about anything spring in the comments!

Click here to read previous poetry prompts.

Writing Tip — Novels in Verse

blondw-1866951_1280If you are more comfortable with poetry than I am, you may want to tackle writing a whole novel in verse. This post from Almost an Author lists several novels in verse, covering a wide range of plots. The author recommends them to reluctant readers.

My oldest has had to read two novels in verse for school and doesn’t really like them. Perhaps it’s because my oldest is an avid reader and prefers series like Redwall and Guardians of Ga’Hoole. 

Have you read a novel in verse than you would recommend?

Monday Sparks — Writing Prompts: What’s Your Favorite Poem?

picture-book-w21983812_1280April is National Poetry Month here in the U.S., so my theme is poetry and figurative language.

What’s your favorite poem? I have several, but I can’t reproduce them here. That would be mostly likely a copyright violation. So I will list titles and authors below.

 

 

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