Wind, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to Rebecca’s Poetry Challenge on ( Theme this month: Wind, using the literary device of anaphora, all in eight lines. I struggled with the challenge… until I read another blogpost, by Margaret, completely unrelated, about travel on buses, planes, boats, cars and trains ( In it, she wrote the line ‘CarContinue reading “Wind, by Britta Benson”

Maybe that’s just what I want to do, by Britta Benson

I often use prompts in a very loose way. This month, Rebecca Cuningham’s Poetry Challenge is all about writing a haibun. Theme: door. Door? Well, Rebecca also mentions portals, beginnings, invitations and next steps. That led me to a reflection on writing, so I guess, I went a bit along the portal line of thought.Continue reading “Maybe that’s just what I want to do, by Britta Benson”

Inspiration cuarteto, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to Rebecca Cuningham’s July Poetry Challenge. This month, the form is a Spanish cuarteto, the theme: where does our inspiration as writers come from? Here’s the link to the full blog post on The four lines of the cuarteto don’t leave much room for long winded explanations. Still, I hadContinue reading “Inspiration cuarteto, by Britta Benson”

A thought, by Britta Benson

One of the prompts I regularly look out for, is Rebecca Cuningham’s Monthly Poetry Challenge on This month, the challenge is to describe a mystery person or place in up to 14 lines of free verse. Here’s the link: Here’s my response, and yes, I guess, I did cheat a little by usingContinue reading “A thought, by Britta Benson”

Мир, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to Rebecca Cunningham’s April 2022 Poetry Challenge on Rebecca’s poetry challenges are always something very special. This month, she has invented a new poetic form, the Prime Verse, details can be found on her website. I like a good challenge. Theme this month: The wonder of experiencing the universe or theContinue reading “Мир, by Britta Benson”

Light and Darkness Shadorma, by Britta Benson

Here are my responses to Rebecca Cunningham’s March Poetry Challenge on her blog The challenge this month: Write a shadorma on the theme light and darkness. Full instructions can be found on Rebecca’s blog post: I was completely unaware of the poetic form ‘shadorma’, but as always, I’ve thrown myself into the deepContinue reading “Light and Darkness Shadorma, by Britta Benson”

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