Hour 4: Villanelle – Diminishing Dreams

Villanelle – Diminishing Dreams   The world around me crumbles, diminished, how vivid it all was. How soon the dream was finished.   With no-one left to see, to witness; how just the cause. The world around me crumbles, diminished.   Of little consequence or…

Hour 3: Villanelle – In Grace

Villanelle – In Grace   A place of transition, a liminal space where I am now, between future and past. My journey goes on; I must face it with grace.   No time to reflect on success or disgrace; for the next step you take…

Hour 2: Villanelle – My Unseen Island

Villanelle – My Unseen Island Upon my island of unseen things; there is an overwhelming sense of joy. We live in the happiness which small things bring. A quiet hour broken only to sing; sitting with coffee and change we can enjoy, upon my island…

Hour 1: Sonnet – Begin at the End

Sonnet – Begin at the End The end is just the start of something new. From endings we may find the strength to borrow as we face a never ending sorrow we begin again; this is always true.   From my perspective, only my own…

Morning Poets

Good Morning Poets, Happy Saturday to you all, and a happy Marathon day. I cannot wait to get started here in Scotland. It does not feel like a whole year since I last sat down to participate in this event, and I can count on…

DS Coremans 2020 Poetry Marathon Full Collection

Hi Marathoners, =) It’s getting closer to last call for submissions for this year’s anthology; and I have only just begun reviewing my poems (I try to get as much distance from my writing as possible prior to editing). I do have a few favourites…

Sonnet – A Gift

Prompt 24, Hour 24 Write a poem about a gift, real or imagined, fantastical or boring. *** Sonnet – A Gift 2020©DSCoremans My most expensive item of foot wear Happens to be a pair of leather shoes Not black, or brown; but reds, and greens,…

Sestina – Imaginary

Prompt 23, Hour 23 Home stretch now! Write a poem about an imaginary pet or person. The poem can be from your perspective, the perspective of a neutral third party, or from the perspective of the imaginary pet or person themselves. *** Sestina – Imaginary…

Haiku – Feather

Prompt 22, Hour 22 You are almost there. I’m sorry, this is the hardest part, but I think it’s time for another image prompt. Please choose one of the following images and write a poem inspired by it. All but the second image are from…

Villanelle – Sleep

Prompt 21, Hour 21 Write a poem about what you are longing for most right now. *** Villanelle – Sleep 2020©DSCoremans I don’t know how I am still awake; long ago did I desire sweet sleep. The fog from my brain I’m trying to shake;…