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Writing for HubPages is my Passion

Tribute Poem for my Writing Community:


Back in the day we wrote with paper and pen

Who would have known this past time would end


I'd write pages of stories and poems galore

But when I was finished it left my hands sore


Then came computer, it was lap top for me

Now I can write anytime, anywhere, I am free


Soon I was blogging and publishing my stuff

Then I found Hub Pages and can't get enough


Hubbing is home and makes me feel whole

The site works my mind and fills up my soul


































Different styles of Poetry

According to Yourdictionary.com, these are the most common types of poetry

1. The Acrostic Poem

This form is fairly simple and can be written by anyone, even those not realizing that they have written such. An acrostic poem is created by using the first letter of each line to spell out another, usually related, word. An example would be like when grade-school students write descriptive words for each letter in “Mother” on their Mother’s Day cards.

2. The Concrete Poem

The concrete or image poem is another simple form often practised in school. In this type of poem, a single word is written repeatedly to create the visual appearance of that particular word. For example, the word “apple” would be written to form the shape of an apple.

3. The Cinquain

Pronounced “sink-cane”, it is the French word for five. It consists of a single five-line verse wherein each line has a specific syllable count, namely two, four, six, eight, two. It is an unrhymed form of poetry and does not have a title. However, the first line serves that function by announcing the topic.

4. The Free Verse Poem

It is the most common poetic form today, which allows a poet to create his or her own form. Consequently, there are virtually no restrictions on the number of syllables per line, lines per verse, or verses per poem. However, it requires the poet to put extra effort in creating a piece that is beautiful and meaningful without any specific guidelines about rhyme and meter.

5. The Ghazal

It originated in the 6th century and is based on Urdu poetry. A ghazal consists of a series of couplets (two-line verses), with each line containing the same number of syllables. Every verse starts with a rhyme (qaafiya) and ends with the same word or group of words (radif). Additionally, both lines of the first verse end with the qaafiya and radif.

6. The Haiku

In traditional Japanese poetry, it is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Originally a Japanese form, the haiku is a three-line poem with a strict syllable count for each line — namely five, seven, five. Often focusing on images from nature, haiku emphasizes simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression.

7. The Limerick

Short and humorous, the limerick is a five-line poem that is rhymed AABBA. It is meant to be witty or humorous but sometimes obscene or lewd in form.

8. The Sestina

The sestina is a complex poetic form that achieves its often spectacular effects through intricate repetition. Also known as sextain, its highly structured pattern is characterised by repetition of the initial six end-words of the first stanza through the remaining five six-line stanzas, culminating in a three-line envoi. The lines may be of any length, though in its initial incarnation, the sestina followed a syllabic restriction.

9. The Sonnet

A sonnet is a relatively short poem consisting of merely fourteen lines. Known to follow a strict pattern of rhyme, it is divided into two parts – the octave and the concluding sestet. This separation marks the end or break in thought. It is further classified into Petrarchan, Shakespearean and Miltonic sonnets.

10. The Villanelle


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richtwf 6 years ago

A delightfully written poem - loved its simplicity. Cheers for sharing!


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks rich. I love hubpages, what a great group of people:)


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toyboyclip 6 years ago from India

Nice Hub


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi toyboyclip-Great to see a new friend. Thanks for stopping in:)


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tnderhrt23 6 years ago

I really like this piece. Thank you for your lovely fan mail, I look forward to reading more of your work and sharing comments!


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi tnderhrt and you are so welcome. Hope you like my hubs. I do write from the heart for most of my stories here. I am looking forward to checking your hubs out too. Have a great day:)


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tammyfrost 6 years ago from Oregon

Wonderful Hubpages Poem!


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks tammy-I love this community. The people are as great as the writing:)


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Just Ask Susan 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I too have come to love Hubpages. I cannot seem to get enough most days. Love your poem!


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks Susan-I know this is more than just writing but a on-line family:)


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WoodsmensPost 5 years ago from Arizona

A really nice poem and I'm sure many others feel the same. I know I do. :)


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi WoodsmensPost-I write for other on-line sites but Hub Pages is definitely my favorite. You get great writers and great friends-Who can ask for more:)


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arthurchappell 5 years ago from Manchester, England

a great tribute to the Hub community and so glad you feel at home here


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi arthur. Isn't HubPages great-I'm getting much more out of it than I ever imagined.


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arthurchappell 5 years ago from Manchester, England

absolutely


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi arthurchappell-Thanks for coming by my hub about this great community:)


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Thanks for your thought, I can relate!


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks Fossillady. This is a great community of writers and good people isn't it?


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lanealanea 5 years ago from Orange County, California

You have some really great hubs. Nice work writing


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Why thank you kindly lanealanea. I appreciate the kind words:)


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Wow this is simply it - Hubpages. Great hub and thank you for sharing this.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Why thank you my friend acaetnna. I sure appreciate that:)


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Debarshi Dutta 5 years ago from Calcutta

Please let me red some of your old time handwritten pen and paper poems and stories.Your poems are a very warm read.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

You are so sweet Debarshi Dutta-I blush at your compliments. I will write some of them here, just for you. :)


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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada

Beautiful poem! And I feel the same way about Hubpages!


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi prairieprincess-This community is great isn't it. Great writers and Great people. Happy Valentine's Day:)


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

haha how cool...

the same holds true for me :D


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Ben. It's great here, isn't it?? Such great people and great writers.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

You have managed to express how many of us feel about hubpages in your wonderful poem. I enjoyed it! Thank you and voted up! vocalcoach


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks so much vocalcoach. I am so glad I found hubpages and now that I'm here I can't imagine not having this community of friends. :)


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starstream 4 years ago from Northern California

You really said it well. Hub pages works your mind and fills your soul! Hey, thanks for the comments you wrote to me. I also just love hub pages and it is satisfying to know others benefit from what we all share here.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi starstream-I had no idea how much I would get out of this community when I was told about. It has exceeded all my expectations. Great writing and great people.


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

Linda, you have always been a great rhymer, now I see. I started ou as just a so, so worder but you have always had this talent . nice to know. now i understand why you are so good. Mucho admiration.

Love you always

Michael


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks Michael for your kind words about my poetry. That means a lot!


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The Examiner-1 3 years ago

I had started a free blog and did not expect anybody right away but I also had online job sites out and HP came up - so I applied. Now I work more on HP than my blog - I still do not have any traffic there anyhow. I like your poem, I think that HP is tops.


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Examiner-I did the same thing. I started a blog a few years back and then I was told about HubPages. I try to manage my time between both of them and a site called RedGage but I find I'm on HubPages more. I have made life long friends here and the writing is excellent. Are you on blogspot? Let me know-I'll follow you there.


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The Examiner-1 3 years ago

Yes I am. It was between them and Wordpress. I chose Blogspot because it sounded easier, plus it is related to Google.

My site URL is:

http://birdfeedergarden.blogspot.com/

I am trying, when I am not tied up with HP, to change to keywords in the blog (since I did not know about them then). Still no traffic so far.


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota Author

I don't worry about key words. For me, it's more about connecting to different groups. One group I'm a part of is called, "dVerse Poets." Now I get lots of hits as I read their poems and they read mine. I also find that tweeting really helps your traffic-whether it's hubs, blogs or RedGage. I'm off to see your blog. My blog is Twincess Diaries... http://twincessone.blogspot.com


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The Examiner-1 3 years ago

Hi Minnetonka Twin, I just looked at your blog but I only read one of the poems. Except for once in a while I just did not understand poetry - I could not write it either.

I see that you have quite a few followers/members. I have viewers but except for a couple, or a few, they are only bots like Google, Bing and others I have never heard of.


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks for checking out my blog. I looked at yours too and am now following you there. Love that your a bird watcher. I've been enjoying bird watching and feeding for about ten years now, when I moved in with my sister. We got lots of Cardinal's over there but recently we moved. I hope I see Cardinal's over at this new house. We moved here in August and we were so busy organizing the move I didn't have time to feed the birdies. Hopefully next summer I will see my Cardinal friends.


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The Examiner-1 3 years ago

Sorry that I was not into poetry but it was a nice blog, I might have joined if I was. Thank you for looking at mine too. I have been a bird watcher since just after high school. I started on here with Hubs about birds but they did not seem to do well so I tried several other areas to see what does. Since I have joined HP I hardly write for the blog. Besides, there are no comments there.


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota Author

No worries at all. Actually, most of my blog is about my life experience as a twin. I think the last five posts are poems for dVerse Poets but otherwise it's about my adventures being a twin. We've had some really fun and also paranormal experiences because we're so close. I'm off to go watch 'Mentalist.' It's been fun chatting today. Have a great week :-)


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The Examiner-1 3 years ago

I used to watch that show when it was on, I loved it. I do not get it anymore. :-( You both have a great week also.

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