Blogging from A to Z April Challenge 2021 - Theme Reveal

 

This will be my fourth year in a row participating in the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge, my third posting to both this blog, and my mostly gardening one (https://lisasgardenadventureinoregon.blogspot.com)

2018 was just the gardening blog.

2019 was just this poetry blog.

2020 was both.

2021 will be both.

I've been writing my poetry and planning my garden photos for a while, so two blogs wouldn't be overwhelming.  

Oh, yeah!  This is the Theme Reveal post!

My Theme for 2021 is...

 A to Z of Poetry Forms

I will be writing a poem for each of the 26 days, the form of which will start with the letter of the day.  Some will be totally new to me, so be kind if you comment!

Every day in April, minus Sundays,  bloggers around the world (really) will be posting something to do with the daily letter.  It can be ANYTHING!  Stories, poems, photos, recipes, music, vacation spots, animals, trees... anything A to Z! 

Get over to the site linked in my first sentence to sign up!  It's a lot of fun, and you get to visit a lot of blogs you never knew existed, and revisit old friends!  

 Edited to add... I AM visiting other blogs to read the theme reveal posts, but for the past few days many of my comments and replies are being blocked.  I am receiving emails stating my email is blocked because of certain policies.  I am using the same email I have always used, so have no idea what's wrong.  Hopefully by April things will have worked out, because there's nothing I can do at my end.  So, if you comment on my blogs and I don't seem to be commenting on yours, that may not be true!

Comments

  1. Oh wow, matching poetry forms to the alphabet will be a feat! Looking forward to this :) Your comment arrived just fine to my blog! :)
    The Multicolored Diary

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    1. X is the kicker! I have managed it though.

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  2. Looking forward to learning a lot about poetry, and gardening :-)

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    1. Oh, Iain, nothing like putting the pressure on!

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  3. Hari OM
    this sounds a fab challenge and I look forward to reading your efforts! YAM xx

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    1. Thanks, I thought it sounded interesting.

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  4. Oh my goodness! That sounds like a real challenge!

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    1. Yeah, not so much certain letters, but certain forms look much harder than others. That's why it's called a "challenge!"

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  5. I'm so amazed you can manage the challenge for two blogs! Good luck with your poems. Weekends In Maine

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    1. I kept the other one simple, heavy on the photos, light on text. That's the plan anyway.

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  6. Poem form a day! This should be great. I love learning about new verse forms. Thank you so much for sharing. Hope you get the commenting issues straightened out soon. That must be very frustrating. :-(

    Anne from annehiga.com

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    1. It is very frustrating, but all I can do is comment and hope it goes through. I like learning new forms too. I've kept them to simple ones, shorter ones.

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  7. April is when gardens come alive, and I'm sure your poems will too! Have fun!

    My theme reveal!

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    1. Thank you for the vote of confidence! Some will be real duds, but I'll have fun anyway.

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  8. I love the idea of poetry paired with garden photos! I have a black thumb but I do love plants, so I'm looking forward to your posts next month.

    - Allison (https://lightningflashx.blogspot.com/)

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    1. There are no black thumbs! You just pick the wrong things to grow!

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  9. I'm excited by your theme, and can't wait to see what you come up with.

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    1. Oh, now I feel like I'll be sure to let you down! :)

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  10. Lisa,

    Technology is screwy sometimes. If you have issues next month with leaving a comment then you may want to send an email directly to the blogger saying I really wanted to leave a comment, then include it in the email along with your url and email addy. That way, they might be able to add your comment for you. I've done this for a blogspot blogger friend on occasion. Neither of us can figure out why it happens but I usually can add his comment every time, then in a few days things clear up for him. Go figure, right?

    Your theme sounds fantastic. Poetry isn't my strong suit but I do dabble in it a little. Best of luck to ya next month, my dear! Thanks for stopping by to check out my theme for April.

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    1. That's something to keep in mind. I never pictured a real person able to do anything individually. You could add verses to your drawings!

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  11. I wrote a few poems during the early days of the pandemic. I had never really written poetry before so I was shocked that was what I came up with. I look forward to seeing the different poems. I'll be challenging myself to microblog about books on our Instagram channel.

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    1. What a great idea, doing it on Instagram, I never thought of that!

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  12. Poetry! Awesome. Are you doing any forms of Reverse Poetry?
    That's frustrating to get blocked. I wonder if it's more Wordpress or Blogger? My site is Blogger. Please reach out if it blocks you. I'll try to find out more about what might cause it.
    Meanwhile, I found this: http://zemalf.com/1403/blocked-by-akismet/

    J Lenni Dorner~ Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge, Debut Author Interviewer, Reference& Speculative Fiction Author

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    1. I wasn't planning to do Reverse. My R is Reverse Word. I think some reverse poems are more palindrome or mirror, but my M is Mondo. I have done mirror on my blog before though. In fact, 2019 A to Z letter U was a mirror poem.
      Thank you for the link.

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  13. I'm really interested in this. I've been co-hosting a poetry group and I love finding all the structures of poetry. Unstructured as well.

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  14. I didn't get through all the list last year - my first so glad to have stumbled on yours this year! Looking forward to Alphabet poetry...
    I am also writing - to try and finish a novel +
    https://how-would-you-know.blogspot.com/2021/03/the-big-reveal.html

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  15. I am looking forward to reading your poetry throughout April. The two forms of poetry I have written are haiku and renshi-style poetry. It is always interesting to learn new forms.

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