Friday, April 18, 2014

Poetry Prompt - Crambo aka Bouts Rimés

In honor of National Poetry Writing Month, I'm bringing back a Friday tradition.  Bouts Rimés means "rhymed ends" in French and is a game or challenge where one person (me) makes a list of rhymed words and others (you) write the lines that end with those rhymes, in the same order in which they were given. It was known as Crambo in English and was quite popular in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Will you help me bring back this hip historical habit?

Graffiti art in the Santa Barbara Funk Zone

Curve
Beach
Pier
Swerve
Reach
Peer

Above are the words.

Get writing rhyme nerds!
There will be no winner. This is just for fun
and the joy of rhyming a smile for everyone.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

UPS Saves Millions Per Year By Avoiding Left Turns

Right Wrong Turn
by Rachel Hoyt




If you missed that left turn,
There's no need to stop stern,
Blocking and locking up traffic -
Life will move more slick
If you go straight, then right,
And right at the next two lights...
Assuming you must go that way,
Don't find joy while astray...
For sometimes on the long way we learn,
Good can come from making wrong turns.

Copyright © 2014 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

Could this truth extrapolate to life lessons one learns?

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