Today’s Daily Prompt says to write
A post written like someone you like
So I composed like my buddy Oz
A limerick with my very own paws
And I hope this makes his day so bright!
Submit your bad poetry
I hope you’re the worst!
For all those who wish to pawticipate in the Bad Poetry Day Contest, you have all weekend, from Friday 12:01 am to midnight Sunday to add your blog link to your pawesomely bad poetry. Here are links to the Contest Guidelines over at Oz’ place and Poetry Style Information:
Add your poem to Linky Tools Here!
Also, head over to Oz’ Blog to “Like” some of the bad poems so we can track the Fan Favorite!
Good luck and have lots of fun! Wooooooowooooooooo!
I try to write a
very bad haiku as a
bad poem sample
My fellow poet Oz and I are co-hosting the Bad Poetry Day Contest to celebrate Bad Poetry Day on August 18th. Entries will be accepted this coming weekend beginning on Friday. Click the pic to learn more about the guidelines and prizes!
Today I will go over some common poetry styles to help you all out on your quest to be the worst poet! There are so many styles, so here is a good sampling for those who are not well versed (wooohoooo! a pun!) in poetry:
Limerick: This is the great Oz’ expertise. A five line humorous, often nonsensical, poem that has the rhyme scheme of a-a-b-b-a (that is lines 1,2, & 5 rhyme and lines 3 & 4 rhyme).
Haiku: My expertise! A three line poem, with the syllables for each line = 5-7-5. A modern style of haiku is less strict and just requires 17 syllables or less. Usually the last line has a “cut” or switch of subject and traditionally they are written about nature (though not required).
Tanka: Similar to haiku, but five lines with syllables of: 5-7-5-7-7, often the last two lines have a shift in tone/feel.
Sonnets: A 14 line poem often on the topic of love. It follows the rhyme scheme of a-b-a-b… or like Shakespeare: a-b-a-b-c-d-c-d-e-f-e-f-g-g. Sonnets are also usually written in iambic pentameter meter/rhythm: soft-hard-soft-hard. Since this is a bad poetry contest, don’t worry about meter too much if you are not familiar. 🙂
Free Form: Free form poetry gives you the freedom to rhyme, or not, have a meter/rhythm, or not, choose the number of lines, and the subject. Be creative!
Other Broader Styles:
Narratives, Epic Poetry, Ballads: These are much longer usually, and tell a whole story.
Odes: Poetry usually of a serious subject matter.
Lyric: More personal and light subject matter.
Satirical Poetry: Satire.
I look forward to hearing Mama read all your bad poems to me! Good luck and have fun composing! Woooowoooooooo!
There once was a poets’ contest
Where you had to be the worst instead of the best
You can write in all different styles
So the process doesn’t take a while
And Oz and I are here to pick the worst
Woooowooooo! A Limerick in honor of my fellow poet Oz to announce that we are co-hosting the Bad Poetry Day Contest to celebrate Bad Poetry Day on August 18th. As Oz says:
Two dogs become friends
Both are expressive poets
The same but different
Happy Friendship Day! Wooooowoooooo!
From my poetic buddy
The Rules: 1) thank the blogger who gave it to you, 2) post the award on your blog, 3) name 6 of your favorite things and finally pass it on to as many bloggers as you wish.
Six of my favorite things:
1) Mama (of course, she’s the bestest!)
2) My sistah Nalle
4) Hiking (trails or snow!)
5) All my new blog furriends
1) Cutsie Misaki
2) Adorable Ruby
3) Goofy Rumpydog
4) Wise Wiley
5) All the Collies of the Meadow
6) Silly Donna
Wooooowooooooohoooooooo! Thank you all for being such wonderful blog furrriends!
Big clouds in the sky
Let Heaven’s tears fall each day
My spirit still soars
Thank yoooowooooowooooooo and high paws to my pawesome fellow poetic pup Oz the Terrier! Check out his blog for limericks and all things pup, especially treats! Woooooowooooooo!