LOOKING FOR HELP

Marie and I need to compile a concise list of our contributors for the first year of POETIC BLOOMINGS. We began in May 2011, so if I can get 12 volunteers to take a month each and make a list of all poets posting POEMS (poems only) for the Sunday prompts for the month you assume, it would be a great help. We will deal with the IN-FORM POET in another undertaking. The earlier months have fewer entries and would require less effort, so I would appreciate any of our more ambitious poets picking up the more recent prompts, and leaving earlier ones to those that still want to assist us but have less time to devote. All mystery behind this will be revealed when these months have been tabulated.

On completion, e-mail the lists to the poeticbloomings@yahoo.com  address. All that is required is the month and names of the poets (indicate multiple postings with an *). I do not need poem titles or any other information.

Please post a comment to let me know if you can help and which month you can pick up, to avoid duplication. Thank you for a wonderful year of poetics and your continued support.

Walt and Marie Elena

IN-FORM POET – THE ALLITERISEN

The Alliterisen (Complex and Rhyming), is a form created by Udit Bhatia, which is a simple seven-lined poem with a specific syllable pattern and two alliterations per line.

Alliteration is the succession of similar consonant sounds. They are not recognized by spelling, but rather by sounds. For example: Glorious Graves, and wonderful waves.

The syllable structure for the Complex Alliterisen is as follows:

1st line- x syllables
2nd line- x+2 syllables
3rd line- x-1 syllables
4th line- (x+2)-1 syllables
5th line- x-2 syllables
6th line- (x+2)-2 syllables
7th line- x syllables

This allows for infinite syllable sequences.

In the above sample, let’s say your first line has eight (8) syllables:

1st line- 8 syllables
2nd line- 10 syllables
3rd line- 7 syllables
4th line- 9 syllables
5th line- 6 syllables
6th line- 8 syllables
7th line- 8 syllables

The Rhyming Alliterisen consists of 7 lines, with 7 syllables each, and has one alliteration in every line. The rhyme scheme is as follows: aabbccd.

xxxxxxA
xxxxxxA
xxxxxxB
xxxxxxB
xxxxxxC
xxxxxxC
xxxxxxD

Yeah, I know… it’s very regimented. But if we don’t challenge ourselves we don’t improve! Give it a try.

MARIE ELENA’S  RHYMIN’RISEN:

A MUDDLED INTERMINGLING

Miss Little Libby Loudly
Adds deaf’ning discourse proudly
While Weensy Willie Whisper’s
A calmly quiet lisper.
Then enter Mugsy Mumbles
And grumpy Gertrude Grumbles-
Inspire intermingling.

WALT’S COMPLEX ALLITERISEN:

LOVE’S LONGING

Assured, I stand in silent shadows,
wildly wondering about a love lost.
In my mind she is an angel;
in my heart of hearts, she belies beauty.
Her hand, softly sensual,
and tender touches tell her tale.
My dream is daunting; love languishes.