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09 April, 2021: Contrapuntal

Write a Poem


By Dail Duncan

Glenn Gould chose pianos for touch rather than sound.

Is that why my body feels like the keyboard?

“Contrapuntal” by Dail Duncan, from Common Threads 2020. Ed. Steve Abbott. Ohio Poetry Association Press. 2020. Used by permission of the author. 
Dail Duncan enjoys participating in Cuyahoga County Public Library’s Cyril A. Dostal and Westside poetry workshops, as well as other local poetry groups. She also enjoys offering poetry therapy at prisons.

Write a Poem

 A variation on the lune is to write a 3-line poem based on word count rather than syllable count: 3 words in the first line, 5 in the second line, and 3 in the third line.
Spring breaths forward
Warm in cold out
Until summer wakes
4/22/2021 8:03:20 PM

You are ok
I say it to myself
You are ok
4/22/2021 7:58:23 PM

Leigh-Anne M Dennison
Two wheels gliding.
Pedals churning, legs cranking...burning.
Departure, arrival...riding.
4/9/2021 7:47:58 PM

Sierra Polsinelli
I Like Dogs.
They are happy, loyal, loving.
Trudie! Let's Walk!
4/9/2021 7:13:29 PM

Yo’ mama said you sang so flat the notes fell off the treble clef and landed on the bass! “
4/9/2021 4:41:10 PM

Choose to go
And now you leave me,
Life, my Labor
4/9/2021 2:59:32 PM


April in Brookpark
each lot yearning for serviceberries
Miles of pears
4/9/2021 2:01:55 PM

RE: Contrapuntal
By Dail Duncan

What a great little poem. So pointed and sharp!
4/9/2021 1:51:37 PM

lawrence brenner
Like a kite
Escaping from the raging wildfires
In the night
4/9/2021 12:33:01 PM

lawrence brenner
Just a feeling
You and I holdings hands
Youth just freewheeling
4/9/2021 12:17:09 PM

Day 9 : Today's prompt is to write by syllables.

Poet Scribbles A Fragile Cinquain

Clouds, trapped.
The kavana
of it all: something tried…
…those tiny words, written empty…
… all night.

© Tovli 2021
4/9/2021 12:03:52 PM

Awake and alone.
The past haunts me still.
Dreaming of release.
4/9/2021 11:26:29 AM

Laurie K
Dail, you picked the perfect title for this.
4/9/2021 11:21:40 AM

Mary M Chadbourne
Dail--so much delivered in those 18 words!
4/9/2021 11:04:47 AM

Bill Ritz
Sweep me away
To a much happier day.
Such day exists.

Sun peeked out
From behind the dark clouds:
Rays of hope.

In the garden,
she plants parts each day
of her husband.

4/9/2021 10:11:11 AM

Simple and so clever. Love it!
4/9/2021 9:43:47 AM

READ + WRITE: 30 Days of Poetry is a collaboration between Cuyahoga County Public Library and poet Diane Kendig. Our thanks go to Diane and the poets of Northeast Ohio who allowed us to share their poetry.