For fun, I decided to flex my poem-writing muscles over on the Writer’s Digest blog (link down on the right, just look up poetic asides–tritenas). They were practicing tritinas, in which the last word of the poem lines go in this order:




(Last line uses ABC in any order).

So here’s a little ditty I whipped up. As yet, however, they still haven’t gotten my comments moderated, so who knows if they’ll show up over on the Writer’s Digest link.

Nothing personal, but sometimes I feel like blogging consumes a bit too much of my writing time. You know I love MY blog followers! I hope you enjoy this, and I know you other writers out there know what I’m talking about!


Come visit my blog–
There’s a give-away.
If you follow me, I’ll follow you.

I really don’t know you–
But on my blog,
My whole life’s a give-away.

In very fact, I hate to give away
So much of me to you.
I don’t know why I blog.

I’m going to write books, not give away my words, blogging just to please you.


  1. This is great! Such an interesting format…I'm also trying to inspire creativity/flex some unused writing muscles, by dabbling in some haiku-writing…

  2. I love playing around with poetry. On Swagger, Regina Gort is our poet and at our Highlights retreat she had us write the "Where I'm From" poems on our pages. I've been told by come critique friends that it's not very good, but it felt wonderful to write it. I've also had a lot of fun with ABC poems. I figure anything that challenges you to really think about what you write and use fewer words is good writing practice.

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