Synaesthesia, or: What colour is Tuesday?

Here’s my response to this week’s W3 poetry challenge set by Poet of the Week, Musisopsis (https://skepticskaddish.com/2022/09/21/w3-prompt-21-weave-written-weekly/). Theme: Synaesthesia. Form: Dizain. I thought this would be easy for me. You can read about my problems with this particular challenge in today’s post on Britta’s Blog – Letters from Scotland (https://brittasblog422041504.wordpress.com/2022/09/22/part-of-me/). Here’s what I eventually cameContinue reading “Synaesthesia, or: What colour is Tuesday?”

Just a stone from that beach, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to the W3 Poetry Prompt set by Aditi. The guideline: Write a pantoum, theme: anything dreamy. You can find Aditi’s phenomenal prompt poem and the complete guidelines by clicking this link: https://skepticskaddish.com/2022/09/14/w3-prompt-20-weave-written-weekly/ A pantoum? Never done one of those… I found the form extremely challenging, but my pig stubbornness wouldn’t allow meContinue reading “Just a stone from that beach, by Britta Benson”

Friendly advice from nature, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge over at http://www.wordcraftpoetry.com (https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2022/08/23/tankatuesday-weekly-poetry-challenge-no-286-8-23-22-themepromp/). This week, the theme is ‘Lessons from nature‘. I chose to write an etheree. The poem seemed to naturally flow that way. Friendly advice from nature Be tidal, seasonal, let come go, grow, change and develop. Respect rest, hibernate. Accept darkness, allow light,Continue reading “Friendly advice from nature, by Britta Benson”

Musings of an Obliteration Room sticker sheet, by Britta Benson

A few days ago, I visited the Tate Modern in London. Until the end of August, people can take part in the Obliteration Room, an interactive artwork by Yayoi Kusama. It’s basically a big, white apartment in the Turbine Hall of the museum, and visitors can walk through the various rooms. At the entrance, everyoneContinue reading “Musings of an Obliteration Room sticker sheet, by Britta Benson”

London Lanturne, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to my own prompt guidelines for the W3 Poetry Challenge (https://skepticskaddish.com/2022/08/10/w3-prompt-15-weave-written-weekly/). I’m in London just now and this is my attempt of describing the city in the current prolonged heat wave. I initially chose the lanturne form, simply because of the alliteration. With hindsight, though, I think it works quite well. LondonContinue reading “London Lanturne, by Britta Benson”

Longing for water, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to this week’s W3 poetry challenge. The prompt guideline, set by Sylvia Cognac: write a poem that contains the word ‘water’. Here’s the link to the full blog post: https://skepticskaddish.com/2022/08/03/w3-prompt-14-weave-written-weekly/ I write about water a lot. It’s one of my favourite subject that never ceases to amaze me. Perhaps it’s due toContinue reading “Longing for water, 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”

That moment, by Britta Benson

Every week, I look forward to the W3 poetry challenge, hosted by David on The Skeptic’s Kaddish. This week, the guidelines, set by A.J. Wilson, are as follows: Write a poem in no more than 12 lines, include the word ‘waiting’. Here’s the link to the full blog post: https://skepticskaddish.com/2022/07/27/w3-prompt-13-weave-written-weekly/ Here’s my response… inspired byContinue reading “That moment, by Britta Benson”

Plea, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to this week’s W3 Poetry Challenge set by Michelle Navajas. (https://skepticskaddish.com/2022/07/20/w3-prompt-12-weave-written-weekly/). This week, there are two guidelines: 12 lines of free verse, must include the word ‘adorable’. Here’s what I made of it. Plea Free, verse tumbles, not so steadfast, a doddle, bout, just because. Blank page, impatient, curious, aghast, still waiting,Continue reading “Plea, by Britta Benson”

Мир, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to Rebecca Cunningham’s April 2022 Poetry Challenge on http://www.fakeflamenco.com. 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”

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