October 2021 Poetry Challenge

The Fake Flamenco Poetry Challenge is back after a summer break. Join in the fun! El reto poético de octubre 2021 en español más adelante.

Purple Cone Flower Photo: Rebecca Cuningham

As a farewell to summer in the northern hemisphere and a welcome to spring in the southern hemisphere, let’s write a short poem on flowers in free verse or haiku. You may choose to write about one of the photos below, your own photo or memory of a flower. Example poem:

Meadow Fritillary Butterfly Photo: RC

Prairie Flower Café
Spiky purple haired rest stop
Back garden neon sign ablaze; EAT, arrow
satisfied butterfly customers; refueling complete
–Rebecca Cuningham 13 October 2021


Poems five lines or less in English or Spanish are due in the comments below by Sunday, October 24th. Appropriate for all audiences please. I will publish your poetry responses on Tuesday Oct. 26.

Bleeding heart Photo: Rebecca

En español:

El reto poético de Fake Flamenco vuelve después de un descansito este verano. ¡Diviértete con la poesía!

Como una despedida al verano en el hemisferio norteño y una bienvenida a la primavera en el hemisferio sureño, escribamos un poema corto de cinco líneas o menos en verso libre o haikú sobre las flores. Puedes escoger una flor de las fotos aquí, tu propia foto o la memoria de una flor.

Los poemas de cinco líneas o menos en español o inglés tienen la fecha de entrega del domingo 24 octubre. Escritura apropriada para todas las audiencias por favor. Publicaré un artículo con los poemas el martes 26 octubre. Poema de ejemplo:

Monarca en Aster morada Photo: RC

Café flor de pradera
Pelo morado puntiagudo sirve delicias
Neon del jardín; COME, más una flecha
mariposas satisfechas; su reabastimiento completo

–Rebecca Cuningham 13 octubre 2021

¡Gracias! A escribir con alegría y con amor. Thanks! Now, we write with joy and love. ¡Olé! –Rebecca

Pink hibiscus Photo: Rebecca Cuningham

This post is also part of Cee’s Flower of the Day.

#FOTD

Rebecca Cuningham

28 thoughts on “October 2021 Poetry Challenge

  1. We’ve been delighted to see hummingbirds by a new flower that a new friend planted in our garden … but I’m not likely to wax poetic …

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  2. I have a picture of a fading flower, and it has its own beauty compared with its gaudier younger cousins, still in full bloom. So let’s have a go …

    The flower’s bright bloom
    crumples and fades, and hangs
    delicate as gauze.

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