Bell Ringer

Ronovan Décima Poetry Challenge #22
“Blend” In the A rhyme line

Braving the cold by stores’ front end,
Faithful servant in Christmas corps.
Tattered coat hard to ignore,
Through rain and snow, he must contend!

Among shoppers, he doesn’t blend.
Seek pennies for smiles – fair exchange
Into his bucket, gathered change
Charities’ Christmas bell ringer.
Thru the season he will linger,
Gathering bits of your loose change

                                             ©2020 cj holm

Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 22 (BLEND) This week, it’s the A rhyme line.

“Décima” (also known as Espinel)is a Spanish style or form of musical poetry that contains 10 lines of eight syllables.
The style has a rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc. Sometimes you break the stanza up in abba/accddc.
The abba/accddc requires either a period or semicolon after the fourth line break.

Outhouse Blues

Ronovan Décima Poetry Challenge #21
“Tip” In D rhyme line

On the prairie stood the small shed
Fragrant outpost now left alone.
Special building, to some a throne
Sanctuary behind homestead.

Crescent moon, all that need be said!
Sear and Roebuck, the weekly news,
Printed daydreams, crumpled views,
Alley Oop, weekly comics strips,
And contemplation – farmhouse tips.
Harkens back to old Outhouse Blues.

                               ©2020 cj holm

Ronovan Writes (TIP) This week, it’s the D rhyme line.

“Décima” (also known as Espinel)is a Spanish style or form of musical poetry that contains 10 lines of eight syllables.
The style has a rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc. Sometimes you break the stanza up in abba/accddc.
The abba/accddc requires either a period or semicolon after the fourth line break.

Just A Moment

“A song For My Love” Courtesy Stuart Glazer http://www.stuartglazer.com
Ronovan Décima Poetry Challenge #20
“Smile” In C rhyme line

 

The place is dim and filled with haze
Same weary souls await last call.
One last shot just before they crawl
Home to nothing, the same always.
Another day in sad malaise!

Then a women’s voice in the aisle
Waking souls with her joyful smile.
What difference a moment makes,
A single song is all it takes
To change the mood once with her style.

©2020 cj holm

“Décima” (also known as Espinel)is a Spanish style or form of musical poetry that contains 10 lines of eight syllables.
The style has a rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc. Sometimes you break the stanza up in abba/accddc.

The abba/accddc requires either a period or semicolon after the fourth line break.

Haiku Challenge (8/24/20)

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 320 – Day / Flaw

The challenge is to create a Haiku containing this week’s words

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Octobers’ day dance
With sunlit leaves in a flaw
-Fall just rattles on

                                            ©2020 cj holm

https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/08/24/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-320-dayflaw/

I chose to use an obscure usage of the word “Flaw” referring to a passing storm

Haiku Challenge (8/17/20)

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 319 – Trip / Whip
The challenge is to create a Haiku containing this week’s words

Sunday Morning Reprisal

(Just wait till we get home!)

Trip to olive grove
To select a proper whip
-Double punishment

Just how painful should it be
To fulfill a mother’s aim

                                     ©2020 cj holm

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https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/08/17/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-319-tripwhip/

Stay – A Décima Love Song

Ronovan Décima Poetry Challenge #18
“Stay” In A rhyme line

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Stay!

Our time is ending won’t you stay?
There is so much left to explore.
Hopes and dreams of what is in store,
Don’t leave this moment slip away.

My hands are trembling, they betray,
That you’re thinking the same thing too.
Let’s leave nothing to misconstrue!
The fire is burning in the hearth,
Please stay by me and share the warmth.
There is so much that’s left to do.

                                                            ©2020 cj holm*

*Writer’s note – This is one poem that changed entirely as it was being written. At first, it was a beginning – Then it became an ending!

https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/08/12/ronovan-writes-decima-poetry-challenge-prompt-no-18-stay-this-week-its-the-a-rhyme-line/

“Décima” (also known as Espinel) is a Spanish style or form of musical poetry that contains 10 lines of eight syllables.
The style has a rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc. Sometimes you break the stanza up in abba/accddc.
The abba/accddc requires either a period or semicolon after the fourth line break.