Boxing Day

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Good Morning,

Thankyou for the Christmas poems that were sent in. For the next month until school starts there will be a poem every day for you to enjoy. They will include poems that have been in the waiting room from throughout the year and a few spotlights on poets who sent in a group of poems.

Prompts will resume once school returns. Enjoy the break.

Please continue to send in any poems you write  throughout January to:

poemoftheday.jaxton@gmail.com

Cheers

Jeanie

 

Prompt #33 “Twas the night before Christmas”

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Can you write a poem starting with this line?

“Twas the night before Christmas”

Send poems to:

poemoftheday.jaxton@gmail.com

Cheers

Jeanie

 

During January 2019 we will run another Spotlight month. For the next three weeks if you would like a sample of your poetry scheduled in January, please send me 3-4 poems in one word document. If you are working on something new and want to write a promo for it please include this in the text. It would be wonderful to get more poems than needed for this month. The spares would go in the waiting room ready to fill in spots in 2019.

As well this week please have a read and a look through one of our regular contributors blog post

“Celia’s Picure Book-Poetry Party 2018”

http://www.sciencerhymes.com.au/picture-book-poetry-party-2018.html

 

And this weeks funny:

 

Prompt #32 Different types of Christmas poetry

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Think of all the different types of poetry published week by week earlier on in the year.

Choose one and write a Christmas poem. If you write a shape poem please triple check the spelling then send as an image, .jpg is good.

It easier to insert a shape poem on the site this way.

Thankyou

Send poems to:

poemoftheday.jaxton@gmail.com

Cheers

Jeanie

 

During January 2019 we will run another Spotlight month. For the next three weeks if you would like a sample of your poetry scheduled in January, please send me 3-4 poems in one word document. If you are working on something new and want to write a promo for it please include this in the text. It would be wonderful to get more poems than needed for this month. The spares would go in the waiting room ready to fill in spots in 2019.

And this weeks quote:

 

Prompt #31 The 12 days of Christmas ( email 2 today edited)

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Choose one of the days or if you are brave all twelve. What can you come up with?

 

During January 2019 we will run another Spotlight month. For the next three weeks if you would like a sample of your poetry scheduled in January, please send me 3-4 poems in one word document. If you are working on something new and want to write a promo for it please include this in the text. It would be wonderful to get more poems than needed for this month. The spares would go in the waiting room ready to fill in spots in 2019.

 

Send poems to:

poemoftheday.jaxton@gmail.com

Here’s a promo for Christmas

This Anthology was launched on the weekend and a few of us have our writing included

Michele Worthington is the editor

And this weeks quote:

Prompt #30 All things Summer

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Calling for “All things Summer”  poems please before we head into December.

Here is a chart of prompt words to get you started.

 

Send poems to:

poemoftheday.jaxton@gmail.com

Cheers

Jeanie

A plug for Jackie’s Spring Poetry competition closes 30th November

And this weeks quote:

Prompt #28 “Showtime”

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Many rural towns have an annual show. As well as the rides and showbags there are is a variety of judging both for livestock and produce.

Can you write a poem about any aspect of “The Show”?

 

 

 

Send poems to:

poemoftheday.jaxton@gmail.com

Cheers

Jeanie

And this weeks quote:

“Read a thousand books, and your words will flow like a river.”

― Lisa See

Look her up 😄

 

“Milking Time” by Julie Thorndyke

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Milking Time

 

On a ship again, this time
the rocking makes the red gunshot
crevices in my torso quake and sting
with every pitch and dive. Seabirds
hover, like the maggies on the farm—
is it milking time?

The salt-harsh taste of bully beef,
the tepid tea, the damper bread—
in my mind’s eye, I see the flush
of mother’s cheek, as she pours out broth
and settles the little ones to their tea.
Is it past milking time?

Dusk, and in the greying sky
I hear an echo of the galah’s cry.
The cows will be coming up the hill
to stand in the yard, calm and still
with udders full and eyes soft brown—
They know it’s milking time.

Behind closed lids, I long to see the rush
of creamy white fall to the pail. But all
that comes is crimson rain that falls
and pools and comes again. I never thought
that Daisy’s teat would hold a memory so sweet
and make me long for milking time.

Young Bill, my brother still in school,
has risen early, retired late. He fights
his battle in the muddy paddocks of home.
Double milking, morning and night,
until I am home to do my share.
It is long past milking time.

Julie Thorndyke

Prompt #27 “All Things Horse”

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As we head into Melbourne Cup week let’s see what we can come up with “All things Horse”

Please send poems to:

poemoftheday.jaxton@gmail.com

Cheers

Jeanie

 

 

A plug for Jane Williams re her book launch

 

And a new book by JR Poulter

“A fun/funny poem called BEWARE!  It is based on a game I played with my children.”

And this weeks quote: