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~~~soft, supple, smooth skin~~~
s.t.r.e.t.c.h.e.s, SCARS, starts sinking some...
sunshine sprinkles stay.
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*This time capsule haiku Vocal challenge happens to be occurring over my birthday and, well, nothing makes me think about the feeling and passage of time quite like looking in the mirror and noticing the slow progression of years marching across my face!*
**I didn't start out writing this as a Tautogram/Haiku (I didn't even know what a tautogram was until I googled "what are poems called where the words all start with the same letter" and then ended up in a deep dive on that subject! Turns out there are lots of tautogram haiku combos out there to be found but I didn't see too many here!**
***Maybe Tautograms can be Vocal's next challenge???***
About the Creator
Hi! Thanks for reading! My hobbies include making coffee, drinking coffee, and starting to write a story and then rage-deleting it when I get the slightest bit frustrated.
Excellent work. Looking forward to reading more!
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Hey, thanks for showing me a new poetic form, that's very cool!
Clever in its S's, and I loved the formatting and word choices. Gotta love those sunshine sprinkles - Anneliese
Really very very nice.
Love your tautogram. Did not know about this subgenre until reading yours. Beautiful.
Very well done
Loved this the first time. Congratulation well deserved
Can we please all agree to call freckles “sunshine sprinkles” from now on? 🥰 Love this, fantastic work!
I LOVE this! The words flow so naturally I didn't even realize it was a tautogram. Bravo!
Beautifully done. Outstanding and unique all in one. Congrats on top story!
Congratulations on this excellent Top Story
Well done!! Congratulations 🎉 on top story!
Congratulations on your Top Story! 😄🤗
Many happy returns! - thank you for your words, enjoy your skin!
Congratulations on a well deserved Top Story!! This was fantastic! I loved the idea of it and your ability to convey it so artfully. Well done :)
Yay. Congrats on the top story.
I love this!!! Outstanding!
Super glad I got to read this! I not only learned something new, I Looooved your haiku and I think a Tautogram/Haiku would be an excellent challenge!
Wow wow this was very good! First love this *new* (new for me) form of poetry! I have never heard of it and am only vaguely aware of what a haiku is! But I loved the words they held a lot of.powrr! And your story at the end really gave more depth!! Best of luck ☺️☺️
Ooohhg! A tautogram is a style I read about but did not really see in practice. Kinda makes me want to give it a try. Beautifully done 😄
Wow! I've never thought of a tautogram. I bet more will pop up inspired by your wonderful piece! This is very beautiful; striking imagery.
That was so cool to read. I read it a few times in a row and the flow kept getting better. Definitely worthy of Top Story! Thanks for sharing and educating.
This is so cool. I love it! ❤️ Tautogram is new to me too. Yours brought me right into the middle of summer feeling 🌼
Whoaaa, I didn't know poems where all the words start with the same letter are called Tautograms. I knew that format but not the term. I learned something new today! And you executed your Tautogram/Haiku very well! Loved it so much!