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 #22

Haiku Humpday Meter / Style: Haiku Theme / Keyword: Ashes Loss ~ Sean Bracken Over the ashes of a now ruined city The moon looked down with no pity At the loss of all mankind’s humanity — Nerisha Kemraj Fire burning light Golden Leaves all crunch beneath Ashes, on feet — Matt Henderson incense–sweet smoke … Read more

Iron Poet #17

Iron Poet #17 Theme: A stinging insect to its victim Meter: Free verse No more than 36 lines! Philosophy Embraced – J. Jack Sweitzer With pride, I withdraw. The barb that defines my being still wet, dripping with poison. My existence brings death. On Being a Bee – Wes Choc Wasn’t my idea … I’m … Read more

Iron Poet #6

Iron Poet #6 Style / Meter: Any Theme / Keyword: from the point of view of a warriors weapon In honor of upcoming American Independence Day celebrations (July 4th), Iron Poet contemplates what it takes to become, and stay, free. Freedom, most often, is won by the sword. Iron Poet would like to free the … Read more

Iron Poet #5

Iron Poet #5: Meter / Style: Villanelle Theme / keyword: waste The word “waste” itself does not have to be used. Any form of the word, synonyms, concepts, etc. may be used. The Iron Poet allows even thematic reference as opposed to the use of the actual keyword. A villanelle is composed of 19 lines … Read more

The Iron Poet #3

Iron Poet #3 Up til now Iron Poet has attempted to be lighthearted. Iron Poet noticed some poets took the serious road anyway. So, in a nod to thems that want to, this weeks Iron Poet is as follows: Meter / Style: Free verse Theme / keyword: beast Stanzas / Lines: no more than 14 … Read more