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The Poetry Princess Project
This poor little neglected blog.
It's just been sitting here with its jacket on and its shoes laced up even though I've given it not a thing to do for ever so long.
Until now.

I am delighted to say that I -- along with my pals The Poetry Princesses (Sara Holmes, Tanita Davis, Andromeda Jazmon, Laura Purdie Salas, Tricia Stohr-Hunt and Kelly Fineman) -- have committed to 12 months of poetry challenges starting right this very minute.

Each month we'll take on a different form or theme and then we'll share our efforts on the first Friday of the month.
At least that's the plan.

So. We started with triolets.
Eight lines. A very simple rhyme scheme.
No problem, right?

Iambic Tetrameter.
As my kids would say, "Awkward."

But because we seven are not just princesses but also brave warriors, we forged ahead.
And many tries later, here's mine.
(It was inspired by this story, which is awesome because it's about things like the dawn of creativity. Zoinks.)

Ancient Hands

A handprint on a sandy wall                                  
The DNA of everyone                                            
As old as God, as large, as small                                 
A handprint on a sandy wall                                 
The head ingenius, heart enthralled                                
Started then what’s still not done                                
A handprint on a sandy wall –                                   

The DNA of everyone

Tricia is hosting Poetry Friday today, where you can find all of our triolets but also lots of poetic contributions by others.

And here are the rest of the triolets!

Laura's Rowing to the Future
Andromeda's Joe's Fire
Kelly's A Triolet
Sara's Antidote
Tanita's Perfected
Tricia's Letting Go

Now we're moving on to villanelles, which we'll share on February 6th.
Try one with us if you'd like!

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This feels like a cousin to ALL THE WORLD, Liz. It's so...inclusive and embracing. Just beautiful!

Thanks, Laura, and thanks for agreeing to spend the year writing poems together.
I'm so excited!!

I love this triolet, too, and agree with Laura's comment. So glad we have projects together in the coming months - the sense of connection it provides is MUCH appreciated!

I could think on the line "As old as God, as large, as small" for hours and it will still take me in new directions. I love the poem and the story that inspired it.

So happy to be embarking on a new writing this year!

"Started then what’s still not done "

This poem is so beautiful! It speaks right to what we are doing in Friday Poetry and in our year long challenge. Thank you for all your joy and inspiration!

At least now we've started, Andi!!!

Simply beautiful, Liz!

Yes! What's still not done...isn't that comforting and lovely to know we are still not done? I agree with Andi that it speaks to our Friday Poetry, too. Thank you, brave and steely one, for launching us on this adventure this year!

I'm just too lazy or wimpy to write poems on my own, Sara!

What a fabulous goal you princesses have set for yourselves...and lucky us to be able to come along for the ride!

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