Life in Words

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One day
one word
brings applause and wild delight.
Two day
no one cares.
……..(been there.  done that.)
Only a sentence will do.
When that novelty
is worn like a very old sock,
a song is wanted.
A ballad.
An epic.
With clever phrases
……..(not too obscure, please!)
, metaphors & similes
……..(not too conventional, mind!)
, personification
……..(don’t anthropomorphise!)
, alliteration
……..(don’t twist our tongues!)
. Always expecting
……..(learn the rules before you break them!)

And here I am
still painting my life
in watercolour words.


GloPoWrMo2020bDay One NaPoWriMo 2020

Day One Prompt:  Write a self-portrait poem in which you make a specific action a metaphor for your life.

This was DIFFICULT.  Or maybe I was over-thinking the whole thing.  🙂

We are on our way!  Thirty days, thirty poems!  Why not join the journey!!!

who am i


love words
i do.
all shapes,
all sizes,
weaving and lacing them together
into coats of many colours
to clothe the naked world.

i do.
sharing the words,
throwing them around the classroom
in splashy messiness,
making stained glass mosaics
through which the sun shines.

i do.
because i was made
to the praise
of his glory,
turning everything i touch
into honour and service.

i am a little learner
knitting tangible words
into ethereal garments
of grace.


blogging u

Yes, I did.  I signed up for Blogging 101.
I’ve done Writing 101 and 201 (twice)
but have never done a blogging course.

Today is DAY ONE and we are meant to introduce ourselves.
Since this blog, little learner, is mostly poetry/prose,
I thought I’d introduce myself in the style of the blog.

Hello!  Welcome to the wordy world of Little Learner!

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Refresh.  And refresh.
Sullenly stare at the screen
for watched-pot emails.




Writing 201: Poetry
Assignment — Day 1:

Prompt: SCREEN
Form: Haiku
Device: Alliteration

Haiku is easily the most difficult form of poetry for me to write.
I admire those who can say so much in 17 syllables.
I love splashing words all over the place in great profusion,
so this was a challenge!
(I wrote over 80 words while searching for these twelve!)