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Happy Valentine’s Day from twytte

“Of Love” may not be my best poem, but I certainly had fun putting it with different pictures. In any case, happy Valentine’s Day!* *(Or, if you’re not romantic or not in a relationship, Happy martyred saint day, or happy Lupercalia. If you are a romantic who loves Valentine’s Day, ignore everything I just said). […]

via Of Love: A Poem to Wish You a Happy Valentine’s Day — twytte

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Write: Reach into Hearts

When you reach into hearts to create everything Write Acrostic Em T. Wytte

Conversely, if you create everything (life), you reach into hearts.

Life is captured in the words we join. That is their beauty and their horror. That is their power.

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Today is the day or was, you might say. In 1904 in Springfield, MA, today was a wonderful, auspicious day when a writer (a poet!) started his way. It started his drawing. It started his work. Started Sneetches and Grinches and Jo-Jos who shirk and even the Once-ler in Lerkim who lurks. Started stories with morals with humor and rhyme. Oh, what wonders he did in his time! And though he is gone now, it’s sad, but it’s true – We still have the stories (1, 2, red, and blue), and so, Dr. Seuss, not a what but a who, We take off our hats (the cat does so, too) and say with our hearts, heads, and memories, “Thank you.” Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

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A Real Rhyme Challenge of a Writing Prompt

cartoon-718659_1920Ok, here’s the deal. Pick a type of rhymed verse (one with a set meter and rhyme scheme), and set up all the words for the ends of the lines – all the rhymes in the order that they have to be used. Then, write the rest of the poem without changing any of those words. That’s right. You have to adjust the lines without ever changing the rhymes.

And it has to make sense.

Yeah. That’ll stretch your brain. That’s good for you, right?