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Poetry Challenge 5: Anglo Saxon Style

So for the fun of it, I want to do something a little different this time around. The due date is July 15th 2014 (although the challenge never expires, as usual.) And the challenge is to write a chunk of poetry in the Anglo-Saxon style. Before the Norman conquest, English poetry did not rhyme and it was not metrical – because these effects came in with the marriage of English to French and Latin. However, Old English had its own musical effects and I’d like us to try our hand… Read more Poetry Challenge 5: Anglo Saxon Style

Announcing the Next Poet’s Challenge

So I have been casting about for another challenge, to pursue in the following two weeks. We may return to the first-line challenge another time, but I want to try something a little different. This time, I am going to propose a set of rhymes, that a famous poet used in one of his poems. On Tuesday, June 17th I’ll post a poem I’ll have written using those rhymes, and I invite you all to do so as well. Mutual enjoyment and critique is proposed. Part of the fun will… Read more Announcing the Next Poet’s Challenge