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- That way other people can visit your post and check out your poem.
- You can also put the link of this challenge in your post to let your followers know where to go if they want to participate. This is called a Pingback. This is not mandatory to join in or to put your post link in the comments. Click HERE to find out how to do a Pingback.
- Reblogging is great as well.
Some people like to copy and paste the challenge image into their posts. That’s okay with me.
Sites to help:
Merriam-Webster.com Use this site for syllables. I’ve used several online counters and too many have given different counts for the same word, so I use the dictionary now. Also, in some parts of the English speaking world, the syllables may come out in the spoken language a bit differently. And that’s okay. Write to enjoy, too learn, and yes, try to get the syllables right, but above all create and enjoy.
An example of an abba/accddc décima:
On soft breeze a divine bouquet
her invitation is discrete,
to imbibe in her gifts so sweet,
and my heart with joy must obey.
Eternal beasts come into play.
Distance is an icy lover,
these shivers I cannot cover.
Time will tell the battles end.
I’ll travel along that soft wind,
to love to rediscover.
If you like, there is a Décima Challenge here each Wednesday.
Here is the quick and perhaps easier description of a Décima Poem:
I’ve had a much-valued part of my poetry family let me know that my description might not be clear enough, so I’ve come up with this. There are 10 lines (stanza) of poetry, but unlike other poetry that rhymes there is a strict set rhyming pattern, we must stick to.
In addition, each line must only have 8 syllables.
The rhyme pattern is;
But remember, if you want to be a slight bit different, you can do the four lines of abba, then the six lines of accddc.
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9 thoughts on “Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 88 (Day) in the D rhyme line.”
By way of introduction, I traveled off my little island yesterday to get my Covid booster shot.
This time Moderna is the shot,
off-island in a larger space,
fed through with little fuss, some grace,
as befits a five-minute slot.
Sleeves rolled up, as we are taught,
the needle pierces wrinkled skin,
and sweet it is, the booster’s in.
A short drive home, a sunny day,
a little sore if I do say,
more secure till it’s done again.
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That is a civic activity. You and those around you are safer and you got a poem out of the deal. Awesome!
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Oops I accidentally got doubled.
Hello and thank you for the prompt. I gave it a go this week.
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These décimas are always fun.