Denise E Lindquist
I am married with 7 children, 26 grands, and 11 great-grandchildren. I am a culture consultant part-time. I started writing A Poem a Day in February 7 years ago. I wrote 4 - 50,000 word stories in NaNoWriMo. Writing on Vocal/Medium now.
A kenning is a type of metaphorical phrase or compound word used in poetry, especially in Old Norse and Old English literature, which replaces a single, concrete noun. It often contains a significant, indirect or symbolic meaning and helps to create vivid imagery. A kenning can involve multiple words, usually two, connected with a hyphen or written back to back. For example, "whale-road" was a kenning used to mean the sea. Bing
My Mother Said
Jakarta Spoken Word My spoken word is below. In 2023, Jakarta has a vibrant spoken word scene, largely thanks to SafeSpace Indonesia1. Founded by Lulu Qonita and Andra Jatikusumo, SafeSpace Indonesia provides a platform for poetry enthusiasts to express themselves without fear of judgment1. They held their first open mic event for poetry lovers on Dec. 10, 2022, at Galeri Salihata, South Jakarta1.
The Imayo is a 4-line Japanese poem that has 12 syllables in each line. If a 12-syllable line sounds unique for a Japanese poetic form, don't fret. There is a planned caesura (or pause) between the first 7 syllables and the final 5. The 5/7 syllable splits are the familiar patterns found in other Japanese forms like haiku, tanka, and senryu. The imayo was originally written to be sung, but that's not a requirement. Also, poets have free range on subject matter. Bing
A Ghazal For You
THE GHAZAL, Minimum of 10 lines. Couplets. All lines must have the same number of syllables. Both lines of the first couplet end with the same word. (called a radeef) This word also ends line 4, 6, 8, etc. The word preceding the repeating word follows a different rhyme scheme but still rhymes with the other words before the radeef. No words can be used twice for this kaafiya. The ghazal (pronounced like “guzzle”) has a long and complex history, migrating throughout Africa, Asia, and the Middle East in its 1400 year history. The earliest ghazals date back to 7th century Arabia, shortly after the Islamic Caliphate was formed. Ghazals are romantic and tragic in nature, a tradition that many contemporary poets uphold. Psh, is that all? Ghazals are tricky and require each word to be carefully chosen, so a good ghazal may take a very long time to complete. Adapted Bing
- Top Story - October 2023
I Am Free, To Do As I WillTop Story - October 2023
Free Verse: This form of poetry has been popular since the 19th century1. It is not bound by rules regarding rhyme or meter1. Free verse tends to follow the rhythm of natural speech2 and gives poets greater freedom to choose words without worrying about rhyme and rhythm2. Bing