Best of Writing 201: Poetry (according to no one important)

The WordPress Writing 201: Poetry course is over. I’m sure to your relief, dear reader. I will return to regular programming shortly. In the meantime, I thought I would share a few of my favorites from other participants. Don’t worry. This poetry is better than mine. I did also include links to my responses in case you haven’t had a chance to subject yourself. So tell me. What was your favorite?

Day 1: Water, Haiku, Simileclear-ocean

My favorite: Endless Flow by Roaming at Large
My response: Salt in our wounds
Photo by Sonja Pieper (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Day 2: Journey, Limerick, Alliterationtoddler-pink-dress-dancing

My favorite: An Irish Journey (the middle one) by loveletterstoaghost
My response: Pretend writing poetry
Photo by Lauren Hammond (CC BY 2.0)

Day 3: Trust, Acrostic, Internal RhymeObama-Putin-awkward

My favorite: Buried. by Laura Gabrielle Feasey
My response: The joys of teamwork
Photo by Jedimentat44 (CC BY 2.0)

Day 4: Animal, Concrete Poem, Enjambmentants-rope-carrying-leaves

My favorite: An open letter to the Lock Ness Monster by Devious Bloggery
My response: The significance of ants and life
Photo by Airwolfhound (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Day 5: Fog, Elegy, MetaphorBay-Bridge-fog

My favorite: Elegy by {bloom}
My response: About a boy
Photo by cloud2013 (CC BY 2.0)

Day 6: Hero(ine), Ballad, Epistropheholy-Mary-mother-baby

My favorite: “Like Fireflies” – a ballad by The Moments Between
My response: The mother, the daughter and the holy
Photo by Nick (CC BY 2.0)

Day 7: Fingers, Prose Poem, Assonancepointing-finger

My favorite: Addiction (or What I Cannot Have) by loveletterstoaghost
My response: My own
Photo by James Theophane (CC BY 2.0)

Day 8: Drawer, Ode, Apostrophesock-drawer

My favorite: Sorting by Verse My Vice
My response: Daydreams
Photo by Rhonda (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Day 9: Landscape, Found Poem, EnumeratioFlood-Sign

My favorite: La Dolce Vita by As Twisted as Fretzels
My response: The adventure of change
Photo by Morien Jones (CC BY 2.0)

Day 10: Future, Sonnet, chiasmusWoman-Labor-Field

My favorite: Sweet Nothings and Chloe Lee by He said, “Tell me to stop and I’ll stop”
My response: Tomorrow’s rest
Photo by DaiLuo (CC BY 2.0)

Also worth a read

I should stress that picking my favorites was challenging. I had a hard time making up my mind. So you should also check out these great poems. It’s also worth noting that between writing everyday and, you know, THE REST OF LIFE, I had a minimal amount of time available for reading. So there’s a good chance I just didn’t even see some of the best ones. Sorry friends.

Haiku #13: Changes
Limericks aren’t my thing…
Unexpected Destination
human – or animal?
The hunted
Dusty Jars
No Recognition but Memory
A hesitant praise to the hero

6 thoughts on “Best of Writing 201: Poetry (according to no one important)

  1. What a great idea to round up the two weeks, and I’m honoured to have been picked as one of your favourites, especially for the acrostic piece, it was one of my favourites to write. Thank you! I shall have a read of your others over the weekend 🙂

    • No thanks necessary! It WAS my favorite. Ha! (And please don’t feel obligated to read mine… poetry is definitely not my forte. The only reason they’re even linked is because it’s my blog. Ha!)

  2. I am so honored that you included “Elegy” in your list! Thank you so much. I really like how you structured this post, it was an interesting read.

  3. Thank so much for including two of my poems in your ‘best of’ and ‘worth a read’ lists! It’s so nice to know that others enjoy what I write. It gives me courage to write on!

    Here’s to more poetry in the future from everyone who participated in the Writing 201: Poetry class.

    ~Dawn Shepherd

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