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Printed from https://shop.writing.com/main/books/item_id/1912256-Challenging-Poetry
by Rhyssa
Rated: 18+ · Book · Contest Entry · #1912256
a descent into poetry insanity
These are poems I'm writing for various month long challenges.
I'm not sure how sane I'll be at the end . . .
Poem # 1 like lightning illuminating the world in shadows 0.69k
Poem # 2 the promise of flowers 0.36k
Poem # 3 once upon a midnight 0.39k
Poem # 4 in her skin 0.49k
Poem # 5 food fight 0.37k
Poem # 6 binges 0.35k
Poem # 7 I thought we were friends! 0.13k
Poem # 8 for Caleb, again 0.76k
Poem # 9 one birthday afternoon 0.48k
Poem # 10 the strongest memory 0.85k
Poem # 11 adulthood 0.12k
Poem # 12 cousins 0.40k
Poem # 13 two and a half miles from home 0.86k
Poem # 14 love as a proof 1.03k
Poem # 15 April showers 0.27k
Poem # 16 imaginary friends 0.53k
Poem # 17 I want a nap 0.29k
Poem # 18 treasure hunting 0.22k
Poem # 19 fortune telling 0.18k
Poem # 20 overshadowed 0.78k
Poem # 21 laying the pollen 0.32k
Poem # 22 never bored 1.07k
Poem # 23 coming home from the total eclipse 0.85k
Poem # 24 how spring begins 0.64k
Poem # 25 wishes and lemonade 0.65k
Poem # 26 priorities 0.35k
Poem # 27 wash and wear 0.44k
Poem # 28 spring morning 0.12k
Poem # 29 after I heard my grandfather passed 0.59k
Poem # 30 at the end 0.35k
Poem # 31 hopping down the bunny trail 0.27k
Poem # 32 what's up? 0.23k
Poem # 33 black ice 0.57k
Poem # 34 Nature Walk 0.68k
Poem # 35 traffic jam 0.66k
Poem # 36 wanting 0.50k
Poem # 37 who me? yes, you. couldn't be. then who? 0.18k
Poem # 38 when it's time for the pain 0.65k
Poem # 39 learning the bees and the birds 0.64k
Poem # 40 iambic pentameter 0.17k
Poem # 41 mirrors and echoes 0.51k
Poem # 42 naptime for grown-ups 0.38k
Poem # 43 a new project 0.43k
Poem # 44 green onions 0.30k
Poem # 45 18 April 2012 0.35k
Poem # 46 designated driver 0.55k
Poem # 47 ashes on the wind 0.42k
Poem # 48 the movie was better 0.27k
Poem # 49 now I am six and forty, and oh, tis . . . confusing, true 0.83k
Poem # 50 one chapter a night before bed 0.25k
Poem # 51 the letters are chasing me! 0.21k
Poem # 52 love is 0.57k
Poem # 53 word count 0.15k
Poem # 54 the weight of ashes 0.35k
Poem # 55 you know who you are 0.20k
Poem # 56 puncture 0.77k
Poem # 57 meditation 0.59k
Poem # 58 and lead me not . . . 0.59k
Poem # 59 poem like qualities 0.48k
Poem # 60 the invisible cat 0.33k
Poem # 61 and then it was gone 0.32k
Poem # 62 . . .it's a design element 1.45k
Poem # 63 lion roars tonight 0.73k
Poem # 64 behind closed eyes 0.30k
Poem # 65 D: All of the above 0.65k
Poem # 66 finding a way 0.68k
Poem # 67 fear 0.25k
Poem # 68 what's a poem? 0.89k
Poem # 69 cycles of growth 0.32k
Poem # 70 after the music 0.62k
Poem # 71 scattered thoughts 1.02k
Poem # 72 the sound of a bass clarinet 0.65k
Poem # 73 bum-pa-di-bum-bum-bah 1.01k
Poem # 74 introversion 0.25k
Poem # 75 why our phone conversations last so long 0.90k
Poem # 76 feeling random 0.62k
Poem # 77 for Caleb, on his tenth birthday 0.68k
Poem # 78 cup of tea during a storm 0.24k
Poem # 79 our Christmas tree 0.29k
Poem # 80 our garden in the rain 0.65k
Poem # 81 How I Prepared for the Shawl I Cast-On Today 1.45k
Poem # 82 at the corner of Tarzan and Jane 0.19k
Poem # 83 a simile 0.18k
Poem # 84 Okay 0.91k
Poem # 85 at the end 0.24k
Poem # 86 Narrator and Poet 0.46k
Poem # 87 calling bird 0.49k
Poem # 88 stormy weather 1.49k
Poem # 89 silk road 1.41k
Poem # 90 To Do: Nature Walk with Niece, age 3 years 1.22k
Poem # 91 reasons 1.04k
Poem # 92 Giving into impulse 0.61k
Poem # 93 rituals of sleep 1.32k
Poem # 94 Spring 0.12k
Poem # 95 if April showers bring May flowers, what about April snow? 0.28k
Poem # 96 a healing process 0.60k
Poem # 97 it isn't raining rain, you know 0.61k
Poem # 98 hump day 0.26k
Poem # 99 miscarriage 0.28k
Poem # 100 Sijo 0.85k
Poem # 101 in search of clarity 0.29k
Poem # 102 Family History 1.62k
Poem # 103 Pioneer Road Show 0.97k
Poem # 104 choice and consequence 0.49k
Poem # 105 What's on your mind? 0.94k
Poem # 106 to the future 0.77k
Poem # 107 middle ages 0.80k
Poem # 108 a best friend 0.76k
Poem # 109 no such place 0.70k
Poem # 110 rocking chair promises 0.69k
Poem # 111 Sunny Saturdays 0.18k
Poem # 112 we will yet sing together 0.92k
Poem # 113 my changing landscape 0.79k
Poem # 114 caught in the middle of a shawl 0.69k
Poem # 115 a broken unsonnet 0.54k
Poem # 116 a difficult prompt 0.22k
Poem # 117 my father's pet robot 0.27k
Poem # 118 frustration 0.15k
Poem # 119 before the storm 0.92k
Poem # 120 Laugh 0.53k
Poem # 121 mistaken potential 1.49k
Poem # 122 arguing with the weatherman 0.55k
Poem # 123 snowdrops 0.31k
Poem # 124 a memory 0.22k
Poem # 125 the folly 0.38k
Poem # 126 diabetic ketoacidosis 0.41k
Poem # 127 at the end 0.39k
Poem # 128 it tolls for thee 1.55k
Poem # 129 Swans Reflecting Elephants 1.10k
Poem # 130 desert fire 0.66k
Poem # 131 rainstick 0.38k
Poem # 132 pneumonia 0.62k
Poem # 133 special delivery 0.68k
Poem # 134 why I left 0.45k
Poem # 135 for Caleb re: the eighth anniversary of his death 0.81k
Poem # 136 Family Reunion on Lake Powell 0.81k
Poem # 137 Pandora 0.65k
Poem # 138 why she said no 0.40k
Poem # 139 untangle 0.79k
Poem # 140 she listened 0.28k
Poem # 141 for Caleb, who would have been eight today 0.15k
Poem # 142 everywhere magic 0.95k
Poem # 143 2:37 am 0.82k
Poem # 144 in between 1.80k
Poem # 145 insomnia 0.90k
Poem # 146 theme and variations 0.58k
Poem # 147 tangible dreams 0.59k
Poem # 148 alone together 0.39k
Poem # 149 are we so different? 0.92k
Poem # 150 double knitting: Phoenix Rising 1.23k
Poem # 151 a long day 0.39k
Poem # 152 Reading "The Bells" 0.78k
Poem # 153 a complicated process 0.68k
Poem # 154 a short thought 0.39k
Poem # 155 I don't miss it 0.26k
Poem # 156 breaking a heart 0.53k
Poem # 157 Grampy 0.97k
Poem # 158 Behind and Beyond 1.25k
Poem # 159 estate sale 0.33k
Poem # 160 at the grocery store 0.76k
Poem # 161 the sane ones 1.85k
Poem # 162 new year snowfall 0.18k
Poem # 163 carnival scene 0.10k
Poem # 164 to Caleb, seven years later. 0.93k
Poem # 165 I am the wordsmith—I traffic in words 0.65k
Poem # 166 a complicated relationship 0.60k
Poem # 167 when the trees wake 0.85k
Poem # 168 now, I'm without you 0.38k
Poem # 169 half dreaming 0.21k
Poem # 170 Great-grandpa's chair 0.75k
Poem # 171 when he was dead 0.57k
Poem # 172 give us this day 0.56k
Poem # 173 in memory of lilacs 0.52k
Poem # 174 inversion 0.25k
Poem # 175 in shadow comfort 0.55k
Poem # 176 feathers or lead? 0.21k
Poem # 177 Rhyssa: her work 1.01k
Poem # 178 of tornados and butterflies 0.46k
Poem # 179 memories 0.44k
Poem # 180 particle theory 1.28k
Poem # 181 thoughts as fireflies shine at twilight 0.08k
Poem # 182 Níðhöggr 0.52k
Poem # 183 the end of the world 0.30k
Poem # 184 entering flood season 1.65k
Poem # 185 shopping lists: or why not to go to the market 0.82k
Poem # 186 the vibrations of the universe 0.34k
Poem # 187 Pickett's Charge 1.22k
Poem # 188 the pollen of spring 0.49k
Poem # 189 into the dreamscape 1.03k
Poem # 190 like a baby 0.58k
Poem # 191 my place 0.30k
Poem # 192 birdsong 0.91k
Poem # 193 the hero's journey as road trip 1.67k
Poem # 194 checking my blood sugar 0.48k
Poem # 195 aftermath 0.75k
Poem # 196 quantum entanglement 0.99k
Poem # 197 baby dragon 0.18k
Poem # 198 another reason why 0.13k
Poem # 199 butterfly thoughts 0.20k
Poem # 200 Monaco: the shining lives 0.76k
Poem # 201 Tanzania: two peaks of Kilimanjaro 1.39k
Poem # 202 Seychelles: the Aldabra giant tortoise 1.15k
Poem # 203 Singapore: Gardens by the Bay 1.34k
Poem # 204 Saint Kitts and Nevis: crossing the river 0.98k
Poem # 205 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: we're all sane here 1.38k
Poem # 206 Moldova: the hero of the story 1.35k
Poem # 207 Qatar: remember 1.08k
Poem # 208 Panama: Yellow Fever 0.86k
Poem # 209 Federated States of Micronesia: Maskun 1.24k
Poem # 210 Switzerland: childhood dreams 0.41k
Poem # 211 Spain: the mantilla 1.72k
Poem # 212 the Maldives: life on a coral reef 0.99k
Poem # 213 the sweet sorrow of parting 0.62k
Poem # 214 Liechtenstein: Swiss Invasion, 2007 1.20k
Poem # 215 my defense 0.85k
Poem # 216 to the world 0.77k
Poem # 217 weeping willow 0.61k
Poem # 218 forgetting to remember 0.65k
Poem # 219 process 0.58k
Poem # 220 the click of the wheels 0.84k
Poem # 221 searching 0.96k
Poem # 222 Andorra: the white lady 0.91k
Poem # 223 milestone accomplishment 0.77k
Poem # 224 why the balloon rose 0.97k
Poem # 225 chasing numbers 0.67k
Poem # 226 fire garden 0.22k
Poem # 227 why a string is tied around my neck 0.66k
Poem # 228 déjà vu : see again 0.84k
Poem # 229 stuff 1.03k
Poem # 230 should thy right hand offend thee, cut it off 1.25k
Poem # 231 Australia: the breath of life 1.09k
Poem # 232 the glass woman, a fairy story 2.98k
Poem # 233 my ghosts 0.51k
Poem # 234 unknitting: a haiku sonnet 0.43k
Poem # 235 Monday's Child 0.94k
Poem # 236 words like knives 0.96k
Poem # 237 child's pose 0.95k
Poem # 238 Mexico: Día de Muertos 1.29k
Poem # 239 new habits 0.82k
Poem # 240 mixed messages 0.40k
Poem # 241 the sugar dilemma 1.63k
Poem # 242 secret tigers 0.62k
Poem # 243 big white bags 0.74k
Poem # 244 did you know? 1.20k
Poem # 245 let me remember 1.03k
Poem # 246 Uzbekistan: foreign exchange 1.89k
Poem # 247 pairing off 0.61k
Poem # 248 Cuba: a thought 2.15k
Poem # 249 Trinidad and Tobago: Limbo 1.34k
Poem # 250 Republic of Macedonia: ancient memories 2.32k
Poem # 251 Sri Lanka: Sigiriya 1.14k
Poem # 252 Pakistan: the dancing girl of Mohenjo-Daro 1.05k
Poem # 253 Nigeria: some thoughts 0.84k
Poem # 254 Malaysia: Batik 1.39k
Poem # 255 Belarus: Belovezhskaya Pushcha 1.22k
Poem # 256 Iceland: Under the Northern Lights 0.98k
Poem # 257 Paraguay: Nanduti Lace 0.92k
Poem # 258 Kiribati: Greeting the New Year 0.88k
Poem # 259 Zimbabwe: Moonlight Rainbows 1.01k
Poem # 260 Japan: under the shadow 1.19k
Poem # 261 South Africa: San Rock Art 0.80k
Poem # 262 Haiti: Some thoughts on the islands 0.41k
Poem # 263 Finland: T1 2.01k
Poem # 264 the NICU 0.55k
Poem # 265 New Zealand: watching the haka 1.29k
Poem # 266 rainbow 0.16k
Poem # 267 behind every smile 0.57k
Poem # 268 Fairydust: an acrostic 0.50k
Poem # 269 the nursery chair 1.66k
Poem # 270 Equatorial Guinea: thoughts on twenty percent 1.34k
Poem # 271 when the dead walk 1.05k
Poem # 272 El Salvador: República de El Salvador 1.48k
Poem # 273 Brazil: thoughts on the Itaipu Dam 1.03k
Poem # 274 Egypt: a perspective 0.51k
Poem # 275 Bulgaria: part of the dance 0.50k
Poem # 276 Barbados: the bearded ones 0.48k
Poem # 277 China: the terracota army of the first emperor of China 1.48k
Poem # 278 Burkina Faso: Les Pics de Sindou 1.17k
Poem # 279 Albania: And What Shall I Do in Illyria 1.49k
Poem # 280 on completing a goal 1.31k
Poem # 281 the day before 1.53k
Poem # 282 Daphne's fate 1.14k
Poem # 283 stories in the sky 1.43k
Poem # 284 the life of a graduate student instructor 1.55k
Poem # 285 Bonfire Night: 5 November 2000 1.23k
Poem # 286 on knitting a scarf 2.05k
Poem # 287 some thoughts on the ending of a relationship 1.42k
Poem # 288 mirror 0.44k
Poem # 289 on fairy tales 1.15k
Poem # 290 on a lingering and absolutely, completely rational fear 1.66k
Poem # 291 meeting the in-laws 1.29k
Poem # 292 good/bad 1.54k
Poem # 293 manic Monday 0.43k
Poem # 294 peace 0.75k
Poem # 295 bleeding money 2.03k
Poem # 296 on heroes and powers 2.24k
Poem # 297 on winning a fiction contest for the university magazine 2.15k
Poem # 298 purple ink 1.06k
Poem # 299 the family knot 2.22k
Poem # 300 tornado drill 2.75k
Poem # 301 ghostly gossip 2.61k
Poem # 302 moving violation 1.44k
Poem # 303 Beads--with apologies to Joyce Kilmer 1.12k
Poem # 304 nightmare 2.30k
Poem # 305 Remember me— 1.89k
Poem # 306 (for a moment) 1.06k
Poem # 307 after the thesis 1.52k
Poem # 308 fish story 0.87k
Poem # 309 waiting for blood 2.16k
Poem # 310 insomnia 0.93k
Poem # 311 high school reunion 1.12k
Poem # 312 the labyrinth 1.16k
Poem # 313 Angel's Landing--a hike in Zion's in southern Utah 1.96k
Poem # 314 my sister's bass clarinet 1.13k
Poem # 315 spoiled 1.23k
Poem # 316 a teenage fountain lady 1.42k

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