Iron Poet Challenge #37

Iron Poet Challenge # 37 Poetic Form: Cinquain Theme/Prompt: Evanescence Unlaced Mamie Willoughby Pound Altair, unlace my wings whisper your dark, sweet tale while magpies cry in the black night for us Heartbreak Nerisha Kemraj Night comes the sun is gone just as she has left me alone, vulnerable, empty I weep Hide It Maureen … Read more

Iron Poet Challenge #36

  Iron Poet Challenge #36 Poetic Form: Double Acrostic Writers: ¬†Moira McArthur, Matt Henderson, Maureen Larter, Nerisha Kemraj Paddock Theater Maureen Larter Patches of dirt And grass, green and lush, Dotted with cattle. Distance giving the area Opalescent patterns of bright Colour, spots all over. Keeping my imagination alive. *** A Poem of Paean M. … Read more

Iron Poet Challenge #35

  Iron Poet Challenge #35 Poetic Form: ¬†Haiku Theme/Prompt: Anticipation A traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Often focusing on images from nature, haiku emphasizes simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression. Writers: Nerisha Kemraj, Michael Cottle, Wes Choc, Maureen Larter, Mamie Willoughby Pound, M. Henderson … Read more

Iron Poet #29

Iron Poet #29 Style / Meter: Free verse Theme / Keyword: You are a tree. Tell me what you see. Leaving ~ Wes Choc Sprouting lean …I boldly shouted green But no one up-there heard a word lest such unfolding was even seen Until once, three winters hence, shiny green grew bark …dark …gently, intently … Read more

Iron Poet #28

Iron Poet #28 Style/Meter: Free verse Theme / Keyword: Gateway, door, portal, opening – something that one must pass through to start anew. The keyword does not have to be used, but if it is not, the theme must be recognizable. Closing Doors ~ Wes Choc Womb navigated My frantic weepings heard… Eager little arms … Read more

Iron Poet #27

Iron Poet #27 Style / Meter: Haiku Theme / Keyword: Bleak   ~ Matt Henderson I watched a crow land to dot my mind’s cold canvas gray tree; grayer sky — ~ D Lee Cox Sun over brown hills bleak winter paints mountains gray spring dreams deeply still — ~ Johnna Murphy Ice upon the … Read more

Iron Poet #26

Iron Poet #26 Theme / Keyword: Ditty Style / Meter: Jingle Poem The word “ditty” must be used, or a recognized version of it at least. Santa’s Secret Sale 5122016 ~ Nerisha Kemraj This is an itty-bitty ditty To tell a little tale About how Father Christmas participated In the Toy store Christmas sale The … Read more

Iron Poet #25

Iron Poet #25 Meter / Style: Freeverse Keyword / Theme: stochasticity (look it up!) Any version of the word stochastic may be used or an Iron Poet may chose to use the definition thematically. Ode to Stochasticity ~ Sean Bracken Big Bang Bursting From nothing to reality All is all and all is nothing Coalescence … Read more

Iron Poet #24

Iron Poet #24 Meter / Style: Iambic Pentameter. No more than 16 lines (4 stanzas of 4 lines) Theme / keyword: Soft Any version of the word “soft” may be used. Moonlight Soft ~ Sean Bracken Feet. Feet on the floor. Cold penetrating Ice. Having all power over nature Urges. Compelling my progression Ease. Release … Read more

Iron Poet #23

Iron Poet #23 Style / Meter: Free verse Theme / Keyword: superstition The word “superstition” does not have to be used, but if used as a theme it must be obvious. untitled ~ D Lee Cox momma makes a potion bug juice and calamine lotion in a peculiar motion to ward away a demonic notion … Read more