The Poet’s Billow, an organization dedicated to increasing the exposure of poetry, is accepting submission for the Bermuda Triangle Prize – the deadline is April 30th. The Bermuda Triangle Prize is given to three poems on a theme from up to three different poets. Current Theme: Revolution a forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favor of a new system. a dramatic […]
Writing challenge #80, issued by The Secret Keeper, was to write poetry and/or flash fiction.
For fun, I lunged for the nonet, a poem I’ve never tried before. I tried to put myself in my students’ shoes. Since I teach fifth graders, I know that feeling NOT-THRILLED (said with an eye roll) is an understatement when they get a new assignment.
In my defense, they also got to eat smarties as an experiment with weathering and erosion. Life isn’t all bad in fifth grade!
Here’s my nonet.