Hey there all of you Ginger Rogers’s and Fred Astaires, let’s dance!
It’s Day Twenty-Three of NanoPoblano AKA National Blog Posting Month (but with a cadre of peeps going by the moniker of as Cheer Peppers) and I’m back with another slice of poetry pandemonium.
I’ve worked on a new form that I’ve not explored before today, thanks to those beautiful folks over at napowrimo.net. It is called an ‘Elevensie’ and the extremely simple mechanics sitting under the hood can be explored here:-
I’ve actually produced a “Double Elevensie” (which sounds like a gymnastic movement but thankfully I didn’t pull too many creative muscles composing this). This comprised of looking at word lists of common opposites and coming up with a pairing that complement each other in their respective outlooks.
Since it is such a short form, I will be forgoing the usual tradition of making a Facebook Live video but fear not, I will still be recording more of them throughout this month!
Also, here are some other alternative prompts to help give you some creative fuel to fire up your poetic engines if you need them:-
2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge by Robert Lee Brewer at Writer’s Digest
And finally what you have all been waiting for, here is my poem in written form (try not to get too excited, I would hate for you to do yourself an injury):-
Photo by NinaMarie from Pixabay
“Primal Progress” by David Ellis
Truth from myths
Memories, stories, forgotten secrets
Beauty in dreams
Change must be embraced
Still want more? My my, you’re a hungry one! Here are some other Day Twenty-Three posts by talented ladies and men who are also participating in the Pepper challenge throughout this month 🙂
a bit of some untangled truth – Consolation’s Many Forms – The Miracle of the Commonplace
Marriage, We Need To Clarify It – Edward Fagan Blog
Slaying Dragons and Painting Dreams – Stop procrastinating now!
#HAIKU PROMPT CHALLENGE: BROKEN & OVER – Shining Seeds – writing myself into wellness
Food for (a) thought – The Heartsongs Blog – Journeying back to my heart
Thanksgiving – EVENING, COMPUTER – DEAN ON IRISH STANDARD TIME
Because Praying Would Make You a Hypocrite – billfriday.com – fictionary…8 megapixel artist…bloody awful poet.
With Blinders On – Fresh Off The Pad Poetry – Poetry from nothing. Inspired by Anything.
Nano Poblano 2017- 30 Days of Haiku- Day 23 – The Illusion Of Controlled Chaos
HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2017 – THAT CYNKING FEELING
NaNoPoblano 2017 – Day 23 (November 23) – Zombie Flamingos – A journey into bloggerdom
Thanksgiving steal my birthday thunder. – Bug Bytes By Julie Burton
turkey day – memoirs of an unremarkable man
Coffee House with a History – loristory – flights of fancy to parts unknown
12 thoughts on “Day Twenty-Three – NanoPoblano – Poem/Poetry – “Primal Progress” by David Ellis (A Double Elevensie Poem)”
Reblogged this on Converging Lives and commented:
A new poetry form to try.
TY for the reblog Samantha, I really appreciate it. I have not come across this form before but it seems like a good one to string a sequence of them together to beef up the word count a bit 🙂
It’s always good to try new forms and like Haiku short forms make us distill our words down. Always a good exercise for a poet. Would love you to put this on Poetry Askew.
They most certainly are good exercises indeed 🙂 I also would be happy to put it on Poetry Askew, in fact I have just gone and posted it now 🙂
I have so enjoyed learning off all these poetry forms and then seeing them beautifully applied.
Oops…make that learning of!
It’s early and I’ve not had enough coffee. 😊 Di
I think I may have to try this. Nice and short. Similar to the quintet.
Thanks Matt. For me when I write something this short it is kind of a holiday, as I prefer to write stuff that has twenty or thirty lines and gives me some content that I can read out in a performance. If I use short forms then I usually like to combine several of them and I’m the same with haikus, I love writing them but have to do multiple ones to feel satisfied that I have written enough to please my muse 🙂
I like combining forms if I ever attempt any. I’ve written a couple of villanelles comprised of haiku’s and a final tanka, and produced a longer piece where every stanza takes the form of a limerick.
I guess I’m just better at butchering than conforming. 😀
Nothing wrong with that, helps to keep things fresh for you and the audience 🙂 I often find myself writing something in free form then I will throw in a verse or stanza that is not like all the others just to mess with the rhythm and flow to create different dynamics for the piece
Yup. I tend to just start writing and see where it goes. Tempo changes can really help hammer home the message