I’m sneaking in an extra post today in honor of a fellow blogger, “Hasty Words,” who will soon be celebrating her first year of blogging on April 25th. She made a specific request for the manner in which she wished the day to be celebrated. She invited her followers to join together and write “poetic duets” in honor of her and the day. I found out about this through Sage Doyle who is a great poet and writer. I’ve been following his blog for six months or so; he’s always posting awesome stuff, so I asked him if he would like to do a duet with me? He accepted.
We decided to write a sonnet. I had never done this, so I told Sage to start and I would follow his lead. We alternated line by line. It was a hoot and a half to write this with another person. We challenged ourselves further by using the letters of the title “Celebration Day” to begin each line. A sonnet has 14 lines. Celebration Day contains 14 letters. I had no clue what Sage would write and thus, I could not plan ahead with my ideas — very challenging for a control freak like me.
This was a great experience. I wrote my first sonnet — EVER! I found a poetry partner and wrote my first duet poem. Thank you Sage for your masterful partnership.
AND I got to make the acquaintance of a new blogger and join her First Anniversary Party.
Here’s to you, Hasty! Celebrate the Day and the Year. Congratulations!
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