March 31, 2011

Tomorrow is the first day of April. Everywhere I look I see poetry events. There are three at Lunenburg, MA Library:

April 14— a reading and discussion of these seven poems developed as a state-wide program from masspoetry.org

April 21 — the monthly meeting of the Louise Bogan Chapter of MSPS

April 25 — a public evening for thoughtful teens and adults to read beloved poems

Try your hand with a triolet. It’s a Medieval French form that is eight short lines with a particular rhyming scheme and refrain repetition like this:

A Triolet For Jays

A Awesome is the jay with feathers blue.

B His voice is loud as an old kazoo

a singing along with the tufted crew.

A Awesome is the jay with feathers blue

a he caws with the crows at the barbecue

b his feathers are brighter than a cockatoo.

A Awesome is the jay with feathers blue

B His voice is loud as an old kazoo

About versealive

Founder of the Louise Bogan Chapter of the Massachusetts State Poetry Society, grandmother of five budding poets, and married to Richard who writes poems for birthday parties.
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