September’s optional theme is
Haiku are fairly easy to write, since they are short and do not need to rhyme. They follow a syllable pattern for each line: 5 syllables on line 1, 7 syllables on line 2, and 5 syllables on line 3. They were traditionally about nature, but now days people write them about pretty much anything…so why not sex, eh?
Here are the basics:
The Erotic Poetry Challenge is a MONTHLY CHALLENGE with an optional THEME and optional weekly prompts (just to give you ideas). But keep in mind:
–you can link-up when you want (one time or many)
–you can ignore the theme and prompts altogether and write whatever the hell you desire
–you do not have to be a serious or practiced poet – please do not feel intimidated by this prompt (every writer is welcome!)
–you can write any form of poetry you want…or make up your own forms
–poetry does NOT have to rhyme (just in case you needed to hear that)
The MONTHLY THEME is fairly general. But I provide a prompt each week on Wednesday, if you need it. You can write to each prompt and link up all the poems you write. Maybe one prompt will work for you, but the others won’t…and that’s fine, too. You might also just want to write your own damn poems the way you see fit (screw the theme and prompts – you’re a rebel…and that’s cool).
It would be nice if you could use the badge below and link back to link-up page; it makes you easier to find for new readers. And people who read your work might click on over and read other people’s poems, too (since that’s sort of the point of a meme, eh?). Commenting on other people’s work is also awfully nice.
9/2: Focus your haiku on a part of the body.
9/9: Write a prayer in haiku.
9/16: Write a haiku to your lover.
9/23: Write a series of haiku to create a longer poem.
Remember…you DON’T have to follow the theme or the prompts. They are simply there to provide guidance and ideas. And if you decide to follow the prompts, you don’t have to do them in any particular order. YOU CAN LINK-UP ANY POEMS YOU WRITE, WHETHER THEY ARE ON PROMPT OR NOT.
If you have an idea for a theme or prompt, please let me know! I could always used ideas! Especially poetry activities that push me in new directions and that I can reuse when I need a little inspiration!
You can link up your poems all month (one or several). Link party will be open from today until noon on August 31.