Tips For Creating Blooming Bobville Practical Poems
The intent of this article is to encourage and inspire visitors to this blog to experiment with writing practical poems. Practical poetry is a strategy for dealing with ongoing change, misfortune and uncertainty in a positive and appropriate way. Reading and writing poetry is an enjoyable and entertaining way to boost your knowledge and power to deal with ongoing change, occasional misfortune and the stresses of uncertainty. In addition, engaging with poetry is an excellent way to manage and raise your quality of life and living.
Tips For Creating Practical Blooming Bobville Practical Poems:
- How I created and developed the poem, “What Is Your Attitude Toward Change, Misfortune and Uncertainty? ‘Up’ or ‘Down’?” https://www.fivestarteacher.com/attitude-toward-change-misfortune-uncertainty/
- I call myself Blooming Bobville because I have created a new poetry formula and format for the purpose of creating practical poems. I melded Bloomberg’s Taxonomy of Learning with the six stanza format of a Villanelle poem.
- The normal Villanelle has three-line stanzas for the first five stanzas and four lines for stanza number six. For my practical poetry, stanza number six suggests a doable action to achieve the intent of the poem. Of course you are encouraged to invent your own uniquely-acquired-intuitive-genius-strategies to deal with change, misfortune or uncertainty.
- For the poem, …’Up’ or ‘down’. there are two lines per stanza for the first five stanzas, instead of three lines as in a standard Villanelle. The rhyming last words of the stanzas offer a more entertaining aspect and motivational appeal to the poem; at least for me!
- Because change, misfortune and uncertainty come in various iterations, it is important to be able to adapt, adjust and adopt new ways to mend and improve your quality of life day by day! A part of the objective of the Blooming Bobville practical poetry is to encourage the readers to consider the strategies of adapting, adjusting and adopting as ways to deal with evolving change. Nothing stays the same for long!
- If you are interested in the original or standard Villanelle format you can find examples and descriptions on the Internet. For the Villanelle go to, https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/villanelle-poetic-form For Bloomberg’s Taxonomy of Learning go to, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloom’s_taxonomy. Bloomberg’s Taxonomy of learning can help you review ways to orderly and positive thinking that helps you respond effectively to life’s challenges of ongoing change, misfortune and uncertainty.
- Reading, reciting and writing poetry of all kinds can be helpful for the pursuit of improving your knowledge,understanding and quality of life and living.
- In addition to being a practical poetry blog, I also work to add value to this blog by working to encourage and inspire the visitors to experiment with writing practical poetry for themselves and to share your creativity with others to improve the quality of life for all.
- For those who wish to experiment with writing poems here is an excellent self-teaching book for creating poems. It is entitled, “The Ode Less Traveled.” It is the book where I discovered the Villanelle. You will find it easy, fun and interesting to be engaged in creating and writing various styles of poetry. https://www.amazon.com/Ode-Less-Travelled-Unlocking…/1592403115
- In The Ode Less Travelled, Steven Fry, the author, invites readers to discover the delights of writing poetry for pleasure and provides the tools and confidence to get started.
- I hope that you find the poem, …’Up’ or ‘down’ at, https://www.fivestarteacher.com/attitude-toward-change-misfortune-uncertainty/ useful and doable from day to day. For example; every time I become upset by disturbing change, misfortune or the angst of uncertainty, I ask my self, ‘Up’ or ‘Down’ Bob, which do you want? If I choose ‘Down’ , I know for sure I will loose control and will make bad decisions that will surely take me down!
- Asking ‘Up’ or ‘down’ is a quick, easy and effective way to manage and maintain self-control and self-confidence. That’s the simple secret to making use of this poem…go to, https://www.fivestarteacher.com/attitude-toward-change-misfortune-uncertainty/.
- As a matter of fact, I visit and wander about this ‘poetry-garden’ for refreshing my own soul and mental state as needed! A garden is a place to adventure, wander about, to make new discoveries and find joy. I hope that will be your experience while your are wandering through my practical poetry garden.
- The poems posted on this blog focus on practical oriented wisdom to help you create appropriate and doable goals and ideas for managing and improving your quality of life. Reading and understanding poetry enables you to confidently and courageously deal with the ongoing challenges of change, misfortune and uncertainty.
“The cost of living is the on-going challenges from change, misfortune and uncertainty.” ©2017 Blooming Bobville the practial poet.
P.S. Poetry requires rereading and rethinking: Poetry requires repetition to improve focus and results. As your brain gathers knowledge, new meanings and new strategies are created by your intuitive-genius! In varying degrees, I believe that everyone has their own special-intuitive-genius to create unique ways to deal with the challenges of change, misfortune and uncertainty.
- Since 1957 I have recited the poem “Cares” by Edgar Guest every day and whenever I feel a negative attitude coming on! “Cares” is my mental and spiritual medicine to help me respond positively to life’s challenges.
- I was unable to find the poem”Cares” on the Internet and would like to share it with you here. It may also be an inspiring poem to help you respond positively to change day by day.
- To locate Edgar A.Guest’s works, type in your browser: “collected verse of edgar a guest 1934”.
©2017 Blooming Bobville the practical poet. www.fivestarteacher.com Good luck and may you always be fresh and blooming!
© By Edgar Guest
If it weren’t for the troubles We meet on the way,
The chances of failure,
We face every day,
If it weren’t for the burdens , We’re given to bear,
Then there’d be no pleasures, For which we would care.
If it weren’t for the things,That we try hard to do,
The things that we fail at, And tackle anew,
The things we may never accomplish on earth,
We never could show to the world what we’re worth.
The troubles we master, Our triumphs over care,
Are the things, after all,That shows us at our best,
In being able to strive, For a goal, we are blest.
This poem has been my morning and night “prayer” since 1957. It is the poem I refer to on the “Who Is Bob page, https://www.fivestarteacher.com/who-is-bob/
Thank you for playing with creating “Blooming Bobville practical poetry for your own well-being and well-fare as well as sharing your creations with others! Sincerely yours, Blooming Bobble the practical poet. ?Disclaimer