Monday, June 11, 2007

Wild Rose Reader 48 Hour Poetry Writing Challenge

Well, Michele of Scholar’s Blog and I didn’t participate in MotherReader’s 48 Hour Book Challenge—but we did a lot of writing this past weekend. I made up my own personal Wild Rose Reader 48 Hour Poetry Writing Challenge. I didn’t count up the minutes and hours I spent composing animal mask poems. That would have been too difficult because I was writing poetry while also doing research for and writing up my Here is a Poem About…#2 post and reading an adult nonfiction book. We also had two family birthdays to celebrate this weekend.

I challenged myself to write and polish six poems. I wrote and polished six poems. I may still tweak some of the poems a bit if I think I can make them better—and I may also change some of the titles.

Wild Rose Reader 48 Hour Poetry Writing Challenge Stats

First Poem: I’m Cat = 2 stanzas, 14 lines, 5 pairs of rhyming words

Second Poem: Monarch Caterpillar = 3 stanzas, 11 lines, 4 pairs of rhyming words

Third Poem: Minnow Music = 1 stanza, 14 lines, 6 pairs of rhyming words

Fourth Poem: Crickets = 1 stanza, 8 lines, 4 pairs of rhyming words

Fifth Poem: Mole Answers an Interview Question = 1 stanza, 12 lines, 3 pairs of rhyming words

Sixth Poem: Worker Bee = 1 stanza, 8 lines, 2 pairs of rhyming words

Total Stats = 9 stanzas, 67 lines, 24 pairs of rhyming words


Michele said...

Yay for you !!

I don't have any statistics available for what I wrote, since I write longhand in a notebook and have yet to type up what I wrote, but it's about half a novella chapter (about 3000 words ?), a rather scrappy ode to "Doctor Who" and the opening of the opening paragraph of my non-Who tale...

Elaine Magliaro said...


It sounds as if you were more prolific than I. I wrote up my statistics with my tongue in my cheek! I do have a weird sense of humor. Oh, scrappy sounds interesting!

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