Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 24 (LOOK) This week, it’s the C rhyme line.

I chose the word LOOK this week to help those who might want to combine it with their haiku for Monday’s Haiku Challenge prompt of (FURY & SLOW).

The 2 CHALLENGES are SEPARATE but CAN BE combined if YOU CHOOSE to do so.

As you may know, if you did write a haiku you can:

  • Take your haiku and carry its theme into your Décima poem.

  • It can either support the haiku, enhance it through the opportunity of more lines, or completely turn the theme on its head and write an argument against the haiku message, which is kind of what a Décima is for.

  • If you wrote a true nature haiku, you could flip its message into one about humans and the man-made world around us, such as politics, society, and even love. Yes, love is a man-made thing. At least among the humans. I suppose it could be a penguin-made thing among the penguins.

  • My haiku had a little bit of intensity in it due to the sadness of this past Friday and the passing of a true legend and a hero to many.

Welcome to the Décima Poetry Challenge. Each week we’ll be attempting a Décima, also known as an Espinela, poem.

If you don’t know how to write a Décima, click HERE to go to a post on How to Write an Espinela or Décima Poem.

Or…

Keep reading and find out, with an example included.


One last thing before we jump in the creativity pool, check out my weekly Haiku Challenge prompt words (FURY & SLOW this week) that often share a central theme with the Décima Poetry Challenge prompt.


  • To read last week’s Décima Poetry written for the prompt for FALL, click HERE for all the links in one post.

Back to our scheduled Décima Poetry Challenge what to and what not to do.

If you can’t come up with a Décima using the given prompt, you can use a Synonym instead. I don’t want to stall your creativity, and with the possibility of a synonym, you will certainly write something amazing…or in my case, something that rhymes.

Sites to help:

RhymeZone.com
Thesaurus.com
HowManySyllables.com

Here is the quick description of a Décima:

There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme. 8 syllables.
There is a set rhyming pattern we must stick to. abbaaccddc

The prompt word given (in the post heading) must appear at the end of one of the given rhyme lines, either A, B, C, or D.

Let’s look at the rhyme pattern once again and you will see what I mean.

The rhyming pattern is abbaaccddc with a choice of a break between line 4 and 5, then being abba accddc, which I use in my example below.


Example, if I say in the subject line of the post:

“…(FALL) This week it’s the B rhyme line.”

my Décima might be…

NO!

As the end wept upon the land,

we could hear the approaching fall.

Justice answered the trumpet’s call,

trusting the fight to her troop’s hand.

 

Fate trembles with haste to expand,

through misdeeds by her shameless foe.

Past foolish decisions now crow,

“Wait—no—this was not meant to be.”

They beg the nation, “Hear our plea.

Heal honor, shout, no…no… NO!”

 

Notice the example prompt word ‘FALL’ is in line 2, the first B line, and its rhyme in is in line 3, matching the rhyming pattern of abba accddc.


For today’s challenge, the word LOOK must be one of the C line words. Then the other C line(s) word(s) must rhyme with LOOK.

Sometimes you break the rhyme into two stanzas using the following rhyme pattern. abba/accddc.

Once you complete your poem and post it on your blog, copy the link and place it in the comments in this post. 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.

Ronovan Writes Decima Challenge Image

 

 

 

 

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Décima Challenge 23 Poets Collected

11 links to the Poets from last week’s challenge of FALL and their Décima. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

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EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO: The Nature Of Evil – eastelmhurst.a.go.go


http://www.engleson.ca

Wither the Weather

Nature seems in a foul mood,
Fires, hurricanes, floods, and all,
the smoky skies: we enter Fall
anxious …but what should we conclude?

Fatalists state that we are screwed,
the end is near or fairly close.
Optimists won’t say adios
just yet, suggesting we amend
our harmful ways, forestall the end
with green tech plans quite grandiose.


Frank Hubeny:  Fall – Décima – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking


The Hidden Edge: Fall – (Weekly decima challenge #23) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


The Indie She:  https://indishe.wordpress.com/2020/09/17/ronovan-writes-decima-poetry-challenge-prompt-no-23-fall-this-week-its-the-b-rhyme-line/


Like Mercury Colliding:  alternative mentality | like mercury colliding…


Mindfills: https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2020/09/17/soul-food-a-decima/


My Fresh Pages: Life’s Pearls Décima – My Fresh Pages


Mystical Strings: Autumn Dream #Poem | Mystical Strings


Ronovan Writes: NO!


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Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 23 (FALL) This week, it’s the B rhyme line.

This week’s prompt works perfectly with the Haiku Challenge prompt of (CLIP & WINGS), so you could do a haiku with those words for one post and continue your poetry message/story with the Décima prompt of FALL.

Welcome to the Décima Poetry Challenge. Each week we’ll be attempting a Décima, also known as an Espinela, poem.

If you don’t know how to write a Décima, click HERE to go to a post on How to Write an Espinela or Décima Poem.

Or…

Keep reading and find out, with an example included.


One last thing before we jump in the creativity pool, check out my weekly Haiku Challenge prompts (CLIP & WINGS this week) that often share a central theme with the Décima Poetry Challenge prompt.


  • To read last week’s Décima Poetry written for the prompt for FALL, click HERE for all the links in one post.

Back to our scheduled Décima Poetry Challenge what to and what not to do.

If you can’t come up with a Décima using the given prompt, you can use a Synonym instead. I don’t want to stall your creativity, and with the possibility of a synonym, you will certainly write something amazing…or in my case, something that rhymes.

Sites to help:

RhymeZone.com
Thesaurus.com
HowManySyllables.com

Here is the quick description of a Décima:

There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme. 8 syllables.
There is a set rhyming pattern we must stick to. abbaaccddc

The prompt word given (in the post heading) must appear at the end of one of the given rhyme lines, either A, B, C, or D.

Let’s look at the rhyme pattern once again and you will see what I mean.

The rhyming pattern is abbaaccddc.


For example, if I say, “(NAME) This week it’s the A rhyme line” in the post heading, my Décima might be:

You took time, with a deadeye aim,
because you saw me scratch an itch,
this wound to my head needs a stitch.
Feel so bad, don’t know my own name.
Not hiding, because there’s no shame.
Get ready for when I get healed,
for your ending will be revealed.
It’s too late when you hear the crack.
That’s when it’s time for some payback.
Then I’ll be carried far afield.

Notice the example prompt word ‘name’ is in the fourth line A spot, and its rhymes are in lines one and five, matching the rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc.


For today’s challenge, the word FALL must be one of the B line words. Then the other B line(s) word(s) must rhyme with FALL.

Sometimes you break the rhyme into two stanzas using the following rhyme pattern. abba/accddc.

Once you complete your poem and post it on your blog, copy the link and place it in the comments in this post. 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.

Ronovan Writes Decima Challenge Image

 

 

 

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Décima Challenge 22 Poets Collected

10 links to the Poets from last week’s challenge of TIP and their Décima. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

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EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO: Satan’s Ball, Or Kneel For the Right Reason – eastelmhurst.a.go.go


http://www.engleson.ca

The Poet When Asked

When asked when he most likely penned
the poem that ensnared the sun,
not unlike a Babe Ruth home run,
he said, that ode’s my sweetest friend.

It’s my heart, my mind, a rich blend
of verse, of dreams, that still of night
when the eye sees beyond the light,
that place outside this earthly plane,
past love, past death, past grief and pain,
a journey where the muse takes flight,
heaven bound to an untold height.


Frank Hubeny:   Blend – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking  


The Hidden Edge: Let’s Dance – (Decima Poetry Challenge #22) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


Like Mercury Colliding: I Don’t Get It – A Décima | like mercury colliding…


Mindfills: https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2020/09/14/in-the-end-a-decima/


MMA Storytime: A Blending of the Arts


Mystical Strings: A Simple Gift #Poem | Mystical Strings


Prairie Chat: Bell Ringer – PrairieChat


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Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 22 (BLEND) This week, it’s the A rhyme line.

Welcome to the Décima Poetry Challenge. Each week we’ll be attempting a Décima, also known as an Espinela, poem.

If you don’t know how to write a Décima, click HERE to go to a post on How to Write an Espinela or Décima Poem.

Or…

Keep reading and find out, with an example included.


One last thing before we jump in the creativity pool, check out my weekly Haiku Challenge prompts (Cup & Sip this week) that often share a central theme with the Décima Poetry Challenge prompt.


  • To read last week’s Décima Poetry written for the prompt for BLEND, click HERE for all the links in one post.

Back to our scheduled Décima Poetry Challenge what to and what not to do.

If you can’t come up with a Décima using the given prompt, you can use a Synonym instead. I don’t want to stall your creativity, and with the possibility of a synonym, you will certainly write something amazing…or in my case, something that rhymes.

Sites to help:

RhymeZone.com
Thesaurus.com
HowManySyllables.com

Here is the quick description of a Décima:

There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme. 8 syllables.
There is a set rhyming pattern we must stick to. abbaaccddc

The prompt word given (in the post heading) must appear at the end of one of the given rhyme lines, either A, B, C, or D.

Let’s look at the rhyme pattern once again and you will see what I mean.

The rhyming pattern is abbaaccddc.


For example, if I say, “(NAME) This week it’s the A rhyme line” in the post heading, my Décima might be:

You took time, with a deadeye aim,
because you saw me scratch an itch,
this wound to my head needs a stitch.
Feel so bad, don’t know my own name.
Not hiding, because there’s no shame.
Get ready for when I get healed,
for your ending will be revealed.
It’s too late when you hear the crack.
That’s when it’s time for some payback.
Then I’ll be carried far afield.

Notice the example prompt word ‘name’ is in the fourth line A spot, and its rhymes are in lines one and five, matching the rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc.


For today’s challenge, the word BLEND must be one of the A line words. Then the other A line(s) word(s) must rhyme with BLEND .

Sometimes you break the rhyme into two stanzas using the following rhyme pattern. abba/accddc.

Once you complete your poem and post it on your blog, copy the link and place it in the comments in this post. 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.

Ronovan Writes Decima Challenge Image

 

 

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Décima Challenge 21 Poets Collected

11 links to the Poets from last week’s challenge of TIP and their Décima. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

Decima Challenge Poets Collected Image

Charmed Chaos: Lost Charmed Chaos


EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO: A Gentleman’s Proper Demeanor – eastelmhurst.a.go.go   


http://www.engleson.ca

The Return

I go back there from time to time,
A modest outing to be sure,
Where memory shares so much more,
A passage back to youthful prime.

Each breath I take, a dazzling rhyme,
Each view, high definition clear.
The days, so sharp, they seem so near,
yet know that I’ve but touched the tip
of remembrance with such a trip;
fleeting, it might well disappear.


Frank Hubeny: Tip – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking   


The Hidden Edge: Tip – A flash fiction, decima – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge   


The Indie She:  https://indishe.wordpress.com/2020/09/03/ronovan-writes-tip-this-week-its-the-d-rhyme-line/


Mindfills: https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2020/09/04/serenity-a-decima/


My Fresh Pages: Iceberg’s Tip Décima – My Fresh Pages


Prairie Chat: Outhouse Blues – PrairieChat  


Ronovan Writes: But Never the Biebs- a poem. | ronovanwrites 


willowdot21: Ronovan Writes (TIP) This week, it’s the D rhyme line. | willowdot21


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Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 21 (TIP) This week, it’s the D rhyme line.

Welcome to the Décima Poetry Challenge. Each week we’ll be attempting a Décima, also known as an Espinela, poem.

If you don’t know how to write a Décima, click HERE to go to a post on How to Write an Espinela or Décima Poem.

Or…

Keep reading and find out, with an example included.


One last thing before we jump in the creativity pool, check out my weekly Haiku Challenge prompts (Morrow & Surge this week) that often share a central theme with the Décima Poetry Challenge prompt.


  • To read last week’s Décima Poetry written for the prompt for SMILE, click HERE for all the links in one post.

Back to our scheduled Décima Poetry Challenge what to and what not to do.

If you can’t come up with a Décima using the given prompt, you can use a Synonym instead. I don’t want to stall your creativity, and with the possibility of a synonym, you will certainly write something amazing…or in my case, something that rhymes.

Sites to help:

RhymeZone.com
Thesaurus.com
HowManySyllables.com

Here is the quick description of a Décima:

There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme. 8 syllables.
There is a set rhyming pattern we must stick to. abbaaccddc

The prompt word given (in the post heading) must appear at the end of one of the given rhyme lines, either A, B, C, or D.

Let’s look at the rhyme pattern once again and you will see what I mean.

The rhyming pattern is abbaaccddc.


For example, if I say, “(NAME) This week it’s the A rhyme line” in the post heading, my Décima might be:

You took time, with a deadeye aim,
because you saw me scratch an itch,
this wound to my head needs a stitch.
Feel so bad, don’t know my own name.
Not hiding, because there’s no shame.
Get ready for when I get healed,
for your ending will be revealed.
It’s too late when you hear the crack.
That’s when it’s time for some payback.
Then I’ll be carried far afield.

Notice the example prompt word ‘name’ is in the fourth line A spot, and its rhymes are in lines one and five, matching the rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc.


For today’s challenge, the word TIP must be one of the D line words. Then the other D line(s) word(s) must rhyme with TIP.

Sometimes you break the rhyme into two stanzas using the following rhyme pattern. abba/accddc.

Once you complete your poem and post it on your blog, copy the link and place it in the comments in this post. 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.

Ronovan Writes Decima Challenge Image

 

 

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Décima Challenge 20 Poets Collected

13 links to the Poets from last week’s challenge of SMILE and their Décima. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

Decima Challenge Poets Collected Image

Charmed Chaos: As Daylight Wanes Charmed Chaos


EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO: About The Great Society – eastelmhurst.a.go.go


http://www.engleson.ca

The Survivors. In anticipation of Hurricane Laura

They stand in the way of the wind.
As it roars through the southern seas.
Fierce, careless, it whips water, trees,
Men, women, shattered and skinned.
And once humanity is thinned,
Disposed of by nature’s guile,
Those who live, with stubborn smiles,
Endure as poor mankind must,
With faith, with toil, and with trust
That it was all worth the trial.

Bob Fairfield:  https://bobfairfield.org/2020/08/29/ronovan-writes-decima-poetry-20-reflections-of-a-morose-minstrel/


Frank Hubeny: Smile – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking


The Hidden Edge: Just Smile – Ch#58 (Just one thing) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


The Indie She: https://indishe.wordpress.com/2020/08/28/ronovan-writes-decima-poetry-challenge-prompt-no-20-smile-this-week-its-the-c-rhyme-line/


Mindfills: https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2020/08/29/ringed-a-decima/


MMA Storytime: A Bloody Smile


Prairie Chat: Just A Moment – PrairieChat


Ronovan Writes: Ew Gross or A Stalker Gawk Cur- a poem. | ronovanwrites


revivedwriter:  https://revivedwriter.wordpress.com/2020/08/28/smiles/


Ruth Blogs Here: The Lost Smiles… – Ruth Blogs Here


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Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 20 (SMILE) This week, it’s the C rhyme line.

Welcome to the Décima Poetry Challenge. Each week we’ll be attempting a Décima, also known as an Espinela, poem.

If you don’t know how to write a Décima, click HERE to go to a post on How to Write an Espinela or Décima Poem.

Or…

Keep reading and find out, with an example included.


One last thing before we jump in the creativity pool, check out my weekly Haiku Challenge prompts (Day & Flaw this week) that often share a central theme with the Décima Poetry Challenge prompt.


  • To read last week’s Décima Poetry written for the prompt for SMILE, click HERE for all the links in one post.

Back to our scheduled Décima Poetry Challenge what to and what not to do.

If you can’t come up with a Décima using the given prompt, you can use a Synonym instead. I don’t want to stall your creativity, and with the possibility of a synonym, you will certainly write something amazing…or in my case, something that rhymes.

Sites to help:

RhymeZone.com
Thesaurus.com
HowManySyllables.com

Here is the quick description of a Décima:

There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme. 8 syllables.
There is a set rhyming pattern we must stick to. abbaaccddc

The prompt word given (in the post heading) must appear at the end of one of the given rhyme lines, either A, B, C, or D.

Let’s look at the rhyme pattern once again and you will see what I mean.

The rhyming pattern is abbaaccddc.


For example, if I say, “(NAME) This week it’s the A rhyme line” in the post heading, my Décima might be:

You took time, with a deadeye aim,
because you saw me scratch an itch,
this wound to my head needs a stitch.
Feel so bad, don’t know my own name.
Not hiding, because there’s no shame.
Get ready for when I get healed,
for your ending will be revealed.
It’s too late when you hear the crack.
That’s when it’s time for some payback.
Then I’ll be carried far afield.

Notice the example prompt word ‘name’ is in the fourth line A spot, and its rhymes are in lines one and five, matching the rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc.


For today’s challenge, the word SMILE must be one of the C line words. Then the other C line(s) word(s) must rhyme with SMILE.

Sometimes you break the rhyme into two stanzas using the following rhyme pattern. abba/accddc.

Once you complete your poem and post it on your blog, copy the link and place it in the comments in this post. 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.

Ronovan Writes Decima Challenge Image

 

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Décima Challenge 19 Poets Collected

10 links to the Poets from last week’s challenge of RIDE and their Décima. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

Decima Challenge Poets Collected Image

Charmed Chaos: Three Feathers Charmed Chaos


EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO: A Distinctive Local Personage – eastelmhurst.a.go.go


http://www.engleson.ca

The Lady (Person! Woman! Man! Camera! TV!) From The East

The sun darkened, the day was done,
Cold night arrived, an escaping bride,
approached by horse, a fearful ride
and rider routed by the sun.
“I am lost,” she said. “The last one
of my tribe. We dwelt in the east,
lived well, each day a blessed feast.
Then, the Orange Man bought my soul.
Alas, I could not pay that toll.”
I took her in. Her and her beast.


Frank Hubeny: Ride – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking 


The Hidden Edge: Ride It Out Ch#53 – (Just one thing) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


Mindfills: https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2020/08/21/enchanted-a-decima/


MMA Storytime:  Place Your Bets


My Fresh Pages: The Fall Décima – My Fresh Pages


revivedwriter:  A Rocket-Ship Ride | revivedwriter 


willowdot21: Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 19 (RIDE) This week, it’s the B rhyme line. | willowdot21


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Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 19 (RIDE) This week, it’s the B rhyme line.

Welcome to the Décima Poetry Challenge. Each week we’ll be attempting a Décima, also known as an Espinela, poem.

If you don’t know how to write a Décima, click HERE to go to a post on How to Write an Espinela or Décima Poem.

Or…

Keep reading and find out, with an example included.


One last thing before we jump in the creativity pool, check out my weekly Haiku Challenge prompts (Trip & Whip this week) that often share a central theme with the Décima Poetry Challenge prompt.


  • To read last week’s Décima Poetry written for the prompt for STAY, click HERE for all the links in one post.

Back to our scheduleD Décima Poetry Challenge how to and what not.

If you can’t come up with a Décima using the given prompt, you can use a Synonym instead. I don’t want to stall your creativity, and with the possibility of a synonym, you will certainly write something amazing…or in my case, something that rhymes.

Sites to help:

RhymeZone.com
Thesaurus.com
HowManySyllables.com

Here is the quick description of a Décima:

There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme. 8 syllables.
There is a set rhyming pattern we must stick to. abbaaccddc

The prompt word given (in the post heading) must appear at the end of one of the given rhyme lines, either A, B, C, or D.

Let’s look at the rhyme pattern once again and you will see what I mean.

The rhyming pattern is abbaaccddc.


For example, if I say, “(NAME) This week it’s the A rhyme line” in the post heading, my Décima might be:

You took time, with a deadeye aim,
because you saw me scratch an itch,
this wound to my head needs a stitch.
Feel so bad, don’t know my own name.
Not hiding, because there’s no shame.
Get ready for when I get healed,
for your ending will be revealed.
It’s too late when you hear the crack.
That’s when it’s time for some payback.
Then I’ll be carried far afield.

Notice the example prompt word ‘name’ is in the fourth line A spot, and its rhymes are in lines one and five, matching the rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc.


For today’s challenge, the word RIDE must be one of the B line words. Then the other B line(s) word(s) must rhyme with RIDE.

Sometimes you break the rhyme into two stanzas using the following rhyme pattern. abba/accddc.

Once you complete your poem and post it on your blog, copy the link and place it in the comments in this post. 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.

Ronovan Writes Decima Challenge Image

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Décima Challenge 18 Poets Collected

12 links to the Poets from last week’s challenge of STAYand their Décima. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

Decima Challenge Poets Collected Image

EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO: The Wrong Girl? – eastelmhurst.a.go.go 


New Love in a Pandemic

This is it then, each breath, each way,
we stand apart, six feet or more,
To make the point, as death lists soar,
It is a fresh and fearful day.
I want you close. We cannot stay
apart, we cannot miss our time,
ardour turned on a viral dime.
Love should be wild and grandiose,
Yet intimate, held sweet and close,
Not seen as a public health crime.

http://www.engleson.ca


Bobby Fairfield: https://bobfairfield.org/2020/08/12/ronovan-writes-decima-challenge-18-spectacle-in-seaworld/


The Hidden Edge:  Stay Focussed – Ch#47 (Just one thing) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


Frank Hubeny: Stay – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking 


imanikingblog: Stay | imanikingblog


Meanings and Musings: She knows – MEANINGS AND MUSINGS


Prairie Chat: Stay – A Décima Love Song – PrairieChat


MMA Storytime: Not Ready to Retire


revivedwriter:   Wanting To Stay | revivedwriter


RonovanWrites:  https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/08/12/a-boys-folly-a-poem/ 


willowdot21:    Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 18 (STAY) This week, it’s the A rhyme line. | willowdot21


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Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 18 (STAY) This week, it’s the A rhyme line.

Welcome to the Décima Poetry Challenge. Each week we’ll be attempting a Décima, also known as an Espinela, poem.

If you don’t know how to write a Décima, click HERE to go to a post on How to Write an Espinela or Décima Poem.

Or…

Keep reading and find out, with an example included.


One last thing before we jump in the creativity pool, check out my weekly Haiku Challenge prompts (Meet and Part this week) that often share a central theme with the Décima Poetry Challenge prompt.


  • To read last week’s Décima Poetry written for the prompt for PRIZE, click HERE for all the links in one post.

Back to our schedule Décima Poetry Challenge how to and whatnot.

If you can’t come up with a Décima using the given prompt, you can use a Synonym instead. I don’t want to stall your creativity, and with the possibility of a synonym, you will certainly write something amazing…or in my case, something that rhymes.

Sites to help:

RhymeZone.com
Thesaurus.com
HowManySyllables.com

Here is the quick description of a Décima:

There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme. 8 syllables.
There is a set rhyming pattern we must stick to. abbaaccddc

The prompt word given (in the post heading) must appear at the end of one of the given rhyme lines, either A, B, C, or D.

Let’s look at the rhyme pattern once again and you will see what I mean.

The rhyming pattern is abbaaccddc.


For example, if I say, “(NAME) This week it’s the A rhyme line” in the post heading, my Décima might be:

You took time, with a deadeye aim,
because you saw me scratch an itch,
this wound to my head needs a stitch.
Feel so bad, don’t know my own name.
Not hiding, because there’s no shame.
Get ready for when I get healed,
for your ending will be revealed.
It’s too late when you hear the crack.
That’s when it’s time for some payback.
Then I’ll be carried far afield.

Notice the example prompt word ‘name’ is in the fourth line A spot, and its rhymes are in lines one and five, matching the rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc.


For today’s challenge, the word STAYmust be one of the A line words. Then the other A line(s) word(s) must rhyme with STAY.

Sometimes you break the rhyme into two stanzas using the following rhyme pattern. abba/accddc.

Once you complete your poem and post it on your blog, copy the link and place it in the comments in this post. 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.

Ronovan Writes Decima Challenge Image

 

 

 

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Décima Challenge 17 Poets Collected

13 links to the Poets from last week’s challenge of PRIZE and their Décima. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

Decima Challenge Poets Collected Image

EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO: An Important Tea Party – eastelmhurst.a.go.go


Donald at Six, Sixteen, Sixty-Six…Always

You would think there would be more thought,
You know the way second thoughts are,
They sneak up on you from afar,
Or near, and suddenly, there you are: caught!
You can struggle. So many have fought
their better nature; set in their ways,
they will be the same all their days.
For Trump, there is only one prize:
to win by hook or crook or lies
and sycophants voicing cheap praise.

http://www.engleson.ca


The Hidden Edge: The Prize Ch#39 – (Just one thing) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


Frank Hubeny: Prize – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking


imanikingblog: Prize | imanikingblog


like mercury colliding: little piggies at the market – a rant | like mercury colliding…


My Fresh Pages: Second Prize Décima – My Fresh Pages


Prairie Chat: Décima Challenge #17 – PrairieChat


MMA Storytime: Some Prize In Prizefighting


Mindfills: https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2020/08/06/once-upon/


revivedwriter: A Greater Prize | revivedwriter


RonovanWrites: https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/08/05/to-have-love-a-decima-poem/


willowdot21: Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 17 (PRIZE) This week, it’s the D rhyme line. | willowdot21


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Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 17 (PRIZE) This week, it’s the D rhyme line.

That’s right everybody. I went there. I gave you the D rhyme… and with this word of all the words in the world. Don’t hate me because you’ve been challenged. Hate me because I’m beautifully insignificant.

But I really chose the word because it went well with the theme of the challenges this week. You can do a part two of your haiku if you did one, and if you want to go in that direction.

Welcome to the Décima Poetry Challenge. Each week we’ll be attempting a Décima, also known as an Espinela, poem.

If you don’t know how to write a Décima, click HERE to go to a post on how to write one.

Or…

Keep reading and find out, with an example included.


One last thing before we jump in the creativity pool, check out my weekly Haiku Challenge prompts (Eye and Light this week) that often share a central theme with the Décima Poetry Challenge prompt.


  • To read last week’s Décima Poetry written for the prompt for GROW, click HERE for all the links in one post.

Back to our schedule Décima Poetry Challenge how to and whatnot.

If you can’t come up with a Décima using the given prompt, you can use a Synonym instead. I don’t want to stall your creativity, and with the possibility of a synonym, you will certainly write something amazing…or in my case, something that rhymes.

Sites to help:

RhymeZone.com
Thesaurus.com
HowManySyllables.com

Here is the quick description of a Décima:

There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme. 8 syllables.
There is a set rhyming pattern we must stick to. abbaaccddc

The prompt word given (in the post heading) must appear at the end of one of the given rhyme lines, either A, B, C, or D.

Let’s look at the rhyme pattern once again and you will see what I mean.

The rhyming pattern is abbaaccddc.


For example, if I say, “(NAME) This week it’s the A rhyme line” in the post heading, my Décima might be:

You took time, with a deadeye aim,
because you saw me scratch an itch,
this wound to my head needs a stitch.
Feel so bad, don’t know my own name.
Not hiding, because there’s no shame.
Get ready for when I get healed,
for your ending will be revealed.
It’s too late when you hear the crack.
That’s when it’s time for some payback.
Then I’ll be carried far afield.

Notice the example prompt word ‘name’ is in the fourth line A spot, and its rhymes are in lines one and five, matching the rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc.


For today’s challenge, the word PRIZE must be one of the D line words. Then the other D line(s) word(s) must rhyme with PRIZE.

Sometimes you break the rhyme into two stanzas using the following rhyme pattern. abba/accddc.

Once you complete your poem and post it on your blog, copy the link and place it in the comments in this post. 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.

Ronovan Writes Decima Challenge Image

 

 

© 2020 Ronovan Hester Copyright reserved. The author asserts his moral and legal rights over this work.

Décima Challenge 16 Poets Collected

13 links to the Poets from last week’s challenge of GROW and their Décima. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

Visit

Haiku Challenge 316 Poets Collected

For Haiku Poetry links from the past week’s challenge.

Decima Challenge Poets Collected Image

My Fresh Pages: Shrinking Décima – My Fresh Pages


Bobby Fairfield: https://bobfairfield.org/2020/07/30/ronovan-writes-decima-poetry-prompt-no-16/


Prairie Chat: Nobody Knows! – PrairieChat


MMA Storytime: A Black Belt In Patience


Frank Hubeny: Grow – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking


The Hidden Edge: Keep Control – Ch#30 (Just one thing) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


Kat Myman: In Too Deep – A Décima | like mercury colliding…


Revived Writer: To Grow and Outgrow | revivedwriter


Mindfills: https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2020/07/30/shoes-a-decima/


willowdot21: Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 16 (GROW) This week, it’s the C rhyme line. | willowdot21


RonovanWrites: Now Democracy – a poem. | ronovanwrites


Stine Writing: Grow – A Decima – Stine Writing


A Later Vow

I woke that morning quite aware
crust had formed on my mortal soul.
It wore me down, taken its toll:
My dreams, my heart, my lover fair.
One might well ask what did I care,
For there was one fact I did know
Age has not left me time to grow
Beyond the man I am right now
Still, I thought, I will make this vow:
Laugh, be true, and go with the flow.

http://www.engleson.ca

© 2020 Ronovan Hester Copyright reserved. The author asserts his moral and legal rights over this work.

Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 16 (GROW) This week, it’s the C rhyme line.

Welcome to the Décima Poetry Challenge. Each week we’ll be attempting a Décima, also known as an Espinela, poem.

If you don’t know how to write a Décima, click HERE to go to a post on how to write one.

Or…

Keep reading and find out, with an example included.


One last thing before we jump in the creativity pool, check out my weekly Haiku Challenge that often has prompts (Destruct and Self this week) that share a central theme, at least in my head, with the Décima Poetry Challenge prompt.


  1. To read last week’s Décima Poetry written for the prompt for KIND, click HERE for all the links in one post.

Back to our schedule Décima Poetry Challenge how to and whatnot.

If you can’t come up with a Décima using the given prompt, you can use a Synonym instead. I don’t want to stall your creativity, and with the possibility of a synonym, you will certainly write something amazing…or in my case, something that rhymes.

Sites to help:

RhymeZone.com
Thesaurus.com
HowManySyllables.com

Here is the quick description of a Décima:

There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme. 8 syllables.
There is a set rhyming pattern we must stick to. abbaaccddc

The prompt word given (in the post heading) must appear at the end of one of the given rhyme lines, either A, B, C, or D.

Let’s look at the rhyme pattern once again and you will see what I mean.

The rhyming pattern is abbaaccddc.


For example, if I say, “(NAME) This week it’s the C rhyme line” in the post heading, my Décima might be:

You took time, with a deadeye aim,
because you saw me scratch an itch,
this wound to my head needs a stitch.
Feel so bad, don’t know my own name.
Not hiding, because there’s no shame.
Get ready for when I get healed,
for your ending will be revealed.
It’s too late when you hear the crack.
That’s when it’s time for some payback.
Then I’ll be carried far afield.

Notice the example prompt word ‘name’ is in the fourth line A spot, and its rhymes are in lines one and five, matching the rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc.


For today’s challenge, the word GROW must be one of the C line words. Then the other C line(s) word(s) must rhyme with GROW.

Sometimes you break the rhyme into two stanzas using the following rhyme pattern. abba/accddc.

Once you complete your poem and post it on your blog, copy the link and place it in the comments in this post. 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.

Ronovan Writes Decima Challenge Image

 

© 2020 Ronovan Hester Copyright reserved. The author asserts his moral and legal rights over this work.

Décima Challenge 15 Poets Collected

11 links to the Poets from last week’s challenge of KIND and their Décima. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

Visit

Haiku Challenge 315 Poets Collected

For Haiku Poetry links from the past week’s challenge.

Decima Challenge links Image

My Fresh Pages: Whispers Décima – My Fresh Pages


Prairie Chat: No Finer Pals – PrairieChat


MMA Storytime: Follow the Rules


Frank Hubeny: Kind – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking


The Hidden Edge: Ch#23 – (Just one thing) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


Revived Writer: Be Kind | revivedwriter


Mindfills: Apple Pie Décima


willowdot21: Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 15 (KIND) This week, it’s the B rhyme line. | willowdot21


EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO: Miss Kitti’s Flowers – eastelmhurst.a.go.go


imanikingblog: A Different Kind of Kind | imanikingblog


RonovanWrites: To Peace and Pride- a poem. | ronovanwrites


Out for a Troll One Wednesday Morn

He was stirring the pot a mite,
a product of a rankled mind,
Much malice; few would call it kind
And so, I thought to shed some light.
His knives were out, so was the shite
And kindness seen as artless sham,
A weak response, simply flimflam.
Oh, some said, “don’t be such a douche,
Don’t be ornery, sign a truce.”
“Nay”, he said, “that’s not who I am.”

http://www.engleson.ca

Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 15 (KIND) This week, it’s the B rhyme line.

Welcome to the Décima Poetry Challenge. Each week we’ll be attempting a Décima, also known as an Espinela, poem.

If you don’t know how to write a Décima, click HERE to go to a post on how to write one.

Or…

Keep reading and find out, with an example included.


One last thing before we jump in the creativity pool, check out my weekly Haiku Challenge that often has prompts (Chimpanzee&Kiss this week) that share a central theme, at least in my head, with the Décima Poetry Challenge prompt.


Back to our schedule Décima Poetry Challenge how to and whatnot.

If you can’t come up with a Décima using the given prompt, you can use a Synonym instead. I don’t want to stall your creativity, and with the possibility of a synonym, you will certainly write something amazing…or in my case, something that rhymes.

Sites to help:

RhymeZone.com
Thesaurus.com
HowManySyllables.com

Here is the quick description of a Décima:

There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme. 8 syllables.
There is a set rhyming pattern we must stick to. abbaaccddc

The prompt word given (in the post heading) must appear at the end of one of the given rhyme lines, either A, B, C, or D.

Let’s look at the rhyme pattern once again and you will see what I mean.

The rhyming pattern is abbaaccddc.


For example, if I say, “(NAME) This week it’s the A rhyme line” in the post heading, my Décima might be:

You took time, with a deadeye aim,
because you saw me scratch an itch,
this wound to my head needs a stitch.
Feel so bad, don’t know my own name.
Not hiding, because there’s no shame.
Get ready for when I get healed,
for your ending will be revealed.
It’s too late when you hear the crack.
That’s when it’s time for some payback.
Then I’ll be carried far afield.

Notice the example prompt word ‘name’ is in the fourth line A spot, and its rhymes are in lines one and five, matching the rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc.


For today’s challenge, the word KIND must be one of the B line words. Then the other B line(s) word(s) must rhyme with KIND.

Sometimes you break the rhyme into two stanzas using the following rhyme pattern. abba/accddc.

Once you complete your poem and post it on your blog, copy the link and place it in the comments in this post. 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.

Ronovan Writes Decima Challenge Image

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Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 14 (BIRD) This week, it’s the A rhyme line.

This week, I recommend going with a synonym. There aren’t a lot of natural rhymes for BIRD. I used a word generator this week, just to see what happened. I did it with the Haiku Challenge as well. I thought it interesting the three words that came up, under a search for each word alone.

Welcome to the Décima Poetry Challenge. Each week we’ll be attempting a Décima, also known as an Espinela, poem.

If you don’t know how to write a Décima, click HERE to go to a post on how to write one.

Or…

Keep reading and find out, with an example included.


One last thing before we jump in the creativity pool, check out my weekly Haiku Challenge that often has prompts (Finger&Planet this week) that share a central theme, at least in my head, with the Décima Poetry Challenge prompt.


Back to our schedule Décima Poetry Challenge how to and whatnot.

If you can’t come up with a Décima using the given prompt, you can use a Synonym instead. I don’t want to stall your creativity, and with the possibility of a synonym, you will certainly write something amazing…or in my case, something that rhymes.

Sites to help:

RhymeZone.com
Thesaurus.com
HowManySyllables.com

Here is the quick description of a Décima:

There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme. 8 syllables.
There is a set rhyming pattern we must stick to. abbaaccddc

The prompt word given (in the post heading) must appear at the end of one of the given rhyme lines, either A, B, C, or D.

Let’s look at the rhyme pattern once again and you will see what I mean.

The rhyming pattern is abbaaccddc.

For example, if I say, “(NAME) This week it’s the A rhyme line” in the post heading, my Décima might be:

You took time, with a deadeye aim,
because you saw me scratch an itch,
this wound to my head needs a stitch.
Feel so bad, don’t know my own name.
Not hiding, because there’s no shame.
Get ready for when I get healed,
for your ending will be revealed.
It’s too late when you hear the crack.
That’s when it’s time for some payback.
Then I’ll be carried far afield.

Notice the example prompt word ‘name’ is in the fourth line A spot, and its rhymes are in lines one and five, matching the rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc.

For today’s challenge, the word BIRD must be one of the A line words. Then the other A line(s) word(s) must rhyme with BIRD.

Sometimes you break the rhyme into two stanzas using the following rhyme pattern. abba/accddc.

Once you complete your poem and post it on your blog, copy the link and place it in the comments in this post. 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.

Ronovan Writes Decima Challenge Image

 

 

 

© 2020 Ronovan Hester Copyright reserved. The author asserts his moral and legal rights over this work.