All that happened – ancient volcanic eruptions, drought, erosion, uplifting
Regions, social pressures, the Long Walk, and finally, the concrete slabs of
Interstate highways – prodded ancient people to scatter and fractured a mythic road, remnants of which
Zigzag now in spurts through towns like Winslow and Holbrook. Only in the vestiges
Of Route 66, with the neon signs, wigwam motels, vintage cars, the
Nullified graffiti-covered trading posts, does
America hang on, pierced with twin arrows, to its last good times.
“POETRY” Invitation: I invite you to write a poem of any poetic form on your own blog about a particular travel destination. Or you can write about travel in general. Concentrate on any intention you set for your poetry. In this case, I wrote an acrostic poem about ARIZONA.
“The basic acrostic is a poem in which the first letters of the lines, read downwards, form a word, phrase, or sentence. Some acrostics have the vertical word at the end of the line, or in the middle. The double acrostic has two such vertical arrangements (either first and middle letters or first and last letters), while a triple acrostic has all three (first letters, middle, and last)” (from The Teachers & Writers Handbook of Poetic Forms).
Some examples of acrostics can be found in Seasonal Sonnets (Acrostic) by Mark A. Doherty.
You can either set your own poetic intentions, or use one of the prompts I’ve listed on this page: writing prompts: prose & poetry. (This page is a work in process). You can also include photos, of course.
Include the link in the comments below by Thursday, August 2 at 1:00 p.m. EST. When I write my post in response to this challenge on Friday, August 3, I’ll include your links in that post.
This will be an ongoing invitation, on the first Friday of each month. Feel free to jump in at any time. 🙂
I hope you’ll join in our community. I look forward to reading your posts!
the ~ wander.essence ~ community
I invite you all to settle in and read posts from our wandering community. I promise, you’ll be inspired!
- Carol, The Eternal Traveler, can claim her fame as the author of rhyming poems about charming loos she encounters in her travels.
- C L Couch, of clcouch123, wrote a poem capturing the pains of aging, both from within and without, and the dreams of romance and adventure as epitomized by Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.
- Jude, of Travel Words, wrote a poetic meander through history and modern days in the north Pennines and Northumberland.
Thanks to all of you who wrote poetic posts. 🙂