Décima Challenge 24 Poets Collected

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

Thanks to all for making this a good week for the challenge. Great poetry. Go check out the ones you haven’t already.

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Arthur Richardson | Poems, Polemicks and Licks: https://arthurrichardson.org/2020/09/25/the-stream/


Bob Fairfield:  https://bobfairfield.org/2020/09/23/ronovan-writes-decima-challenge-prompt-24/


Charmed Chaos:  Shades of Blue Charmed Chaos


EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO:  The Mantle – eastelmhurst.a.go.go


http://www.engleson.ca

Directions of A Truly Concerned Literate Citizen

The storm skirts in from the far west,
the east to some, to some the same,
but no matter the gale, the name,
I huddle, wait for nature’s test.

In most things, I am a person blessed,
pleasure found in my cozy nook,
the odd glance, a slight probing look
at the gloomier side of life,
hardship, war, hunger, so much strife,
glad for the bliss of a good book.


Frank Hubeny:    Look – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking


The Hidden Edge:   Six Months (Weekly Decima Challenge #24 – Look) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


Like Mercury Colliding:    dark days | like mercury colliding…


Meanings and Musings:  Truth will emerge – MEANINGS AND MUSINGS


Mindfills:  https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2020/09/24/look-a-decima/


MMA Storytime:  The Journey


Mystical Strings:   Looking for Love #Poem | Mystical Strings


Prairie Chat:  Quest – PrairieChat


willowdot21:  Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 24 (LOOK) This week, it’s the C rhyme line. | willowdot21


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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!


willowdot21: Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 23 (FALL) This week, it’s the B rhyme line. | willowdot21


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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


willowdot21: Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 22 (BLEND) This week, it’s the A rhyme line. | willowdot21


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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.

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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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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.

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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


willowdot21: Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 20 (SMILE) This week, it’s the C rhyme line. | willowdot21


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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.

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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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A poetry challenge housekeeping post.

Hello everyone. I just need to mention a few things to make the poetry challenges provide each of you with the best chances of receiving some extra visitors each week. There are a few things I wanted to tell you.

  1. Make certain to either do a PINGBACK or place a COMMENT LINK to your poem in the Comments Section of the challenge you are doing.  It makes it easier for other participants to visit you, and for me to gather the links for the collected poets’ posts.
  2. The PINGBACK helps the challenge receive notice by your followers/friends/readers on your blog. This is one way our challenges have seen increases in poets the past several weeks. If you have been doing PINGBACKS for quite a while, see if something as simple as a text color change catches a visitor’s eye. I’m not asking for it to be intrusive. I’m also not asking that you do a PINGBACK AT ALL. Doing the challenge is the only thing that matters. I’m confident in saying there are people out there using the prompts we don’t know about, and that’s WONDERFUL. I never expected to do a challenge when I started a blog, nor have 50 participants per week back before I burned out on blogging, writing, and life itself.
  3. Why do I do the challenges?
    1. To give writers something to write about.
    2. So each of those who take part has a community of friends if they want one. They can make one by visiting the other poets’ poems, comment at times, and interact on other posts. You don’t know how many long-lasting friendships on WordPress started through the haiku challenge.
    3. So each of you gets extra visitors each week, and maybe some regulars who start checking out your other posts.
  4. I don’t always comment on poem posts; it doesn’t mean I’m not reading them. I am or the poets collected posts wouldn’t exist. Sometimes I have the energy to comment and even write a haiku responding to your haiku. More often than not, I don’t. I’m working on the first book in a new series I’m writing and editing books multiple books for others, and it’s using up more energy than I could’ve imagined.
  5. For those of you who do both PINGBACKS and COMMENT LINKS, you may notice the PINGBACK disappears. I remove one so people who visit the challenge and click the links to read the poems don’t visit the same page they just left. Sometimes I correct the links when links provided give error messages.

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