National Poetry Month 2020

Hello! Welcome to National Poetry Month 2020! Every day until April 30th, a poem from each of the three categories will be posted.


poetic forms

Septolet
Cinquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of twenty-two syllables distributed as 2, 4, 6, 8, 2, in five lines

Haiku
Haiku (also called nature or seasonal haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all

Naani Poem
Naani is one of Indian’s most popular Telugu poems. Naani means an expression of one and all. It consists of 4 lines, the total lines consists of 20 to 25 syllables 

Tanka Poem
Tanka is a classic form of Japanese poetry related to the haiku with five unrhymed lines of five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables 

Cinquain Poem
Cinquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of twenty-two syllables distributed as 2, 4, 6, 8, 2, in five lines

Diamante Poem
A Diamante is a seven-lined contrast poem set up in a diamond shape.

Ode
An Ode is a poem praising and glorifying a person, place or thing.


Humanity

Body Positivity
Celebration of selves and bodies

Misfits
Not fitting into a group or a group of misfits

What It Means To Be Human
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Black Kings & Queens
Celebration of Blackness

Mental Health
What is mental health?

Community
Write a poem about your community

Passing by a Church
Write a poem about what it’s like passing by a church

Body Part
Write a poem about a part of the body

Statistic Woman
What does it mean to be a woman who is statistic?


The abstract

Desire Poem
What do you desire? What do others desire? What is desirable?

Uncertainty
Defintion Poem

Devastation
Defintion Poem

Research & History
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Color
Write a poem inspired by a color

Cold Water
Drink it. Bathe in it. Use it.

Three in A Row
A poem about something that comes in threes

Peacock
Defintion Poem

Throw Back
Pick a throw back poem


Structure

5 Syllable
Poem with five lines and five syllables each with a long title

Black Out Poem
Grab your favorite book and make a black poem using one page

Recipe Poem
Write your poem in the form of a recipe

7 Day 7 Lines
Write a poem where each line is about a different day

Color
Write a poem inspired by a color

25 Words
Write a poem under 25 words


and away we go