Another “Seven Sins” theme for Jingle Poetry – this one, acrostic.
Nodding off in church
© 2010 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil
Posted by Sharp Little Pencil in Amy: The Lost Years, Humor, Prompts Tags: Acrostic, Amy: The Lost Years, Forms, Humor, Jingle Poetry, Message, Prompts, Spiritual
October 20, 2010 at 3:03 am
Amy…good job of paring it down to the basics…and love it that you have the openess to “confess” in the previous post, and know that it resonates in all of us. I honor your faith-sharing. Victoria
(thanks for taking the time to read my loooong poem)
Sharp Little Pencil
October 20, 2010 at 3:50 am
Hi Victoria, I’m into all poems, and Jingle has introduced me to a highly motivated group of diverse, intense writers. I am open about my faith, my living with mental illness, my sympathy with and activism for the LGBT community (I’m an ally since the early 80s, officially).
I am a frequent contributor to Poetic Asides but lately, since creating my own blog, have branched out to prompts that are conducive to clicking each other’s links (PA being a site where we post the entire poem a nd it’s a long haul to get through them, plus you leave your comments there). Wanted to meet more poets and create traffic not only on my blog, but on the blogs of other talents. I truly appreciate your feedback and think we will be in touch often. I tend to look for interesting blog names and click on those, so I must confess the first thing that attracted me to your site was just that… a clever name! And what great writing! Peace, Amy
October 21, 2010 at 8:29 am
Amy, Firstly, I love your 2 takes on the 7 sins. I came here because of your poem on PA – a wonderful description of those darned feminine changes. I so agree with you about PA: unless you stay constantly on the site you don’t have much chance of commenting directly on a poem that grabs you. And my eyes give out long before I’ve read more than the odd one or two poems and searched about to comment.
October 26, 2010 at 6:08 pm
Unless the signature is in red, you cannot comment directly, and often the poets don’t post their poem on their blog anyway; they just leave it at PA. It’s funny how you have to skip a lot of comments and stay with the poetry; on the other hand, I do find myself commenting on other comments, and that builds community. A double-edged sword, I suppose.
About the poems, yes, I tried two different takes. I’m not one for forms, but the acrostic was actually quite fun! I love your blog, Viv, and thank God you are on WordPress, too, because Blogspot will not take my comments in many cases… not sure why! Take care, Amy
October 20, 2010 at 3:04 am
October 20, 2010 at 3:45 am
It literally jumped out at me. AH! Scary, these word rhinos that jump out of the jungle in search of a page…!
October 25, 2010 at 2:35 pm
Thanks a lot for the support to Jingle Poetry Potluck, I could not always find time to show how much we appreciate your support, here, three awards for you, hope to see you in of week 7, our theme is love and romance. Happy Monday, Happy Blogging! xxx
linking in as early as possible will lead to better result regarding feedback.
try one today to see what happens.
October 25, 2010 at 6:53 pm
Wow, Jingle, three awards! Thanks so much for this support!
I love the new community of poets, many of whom are also on the Poetic Asides prompts, Writer’s Island, and others. And the theme is perfect; will link soon! Peace, Amy
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