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Sunday Scribblings #142: Sonnets and Scrabble Make a Super Sunday

Sonnets and Scrabble! A super cool combination indeed.. as someone who loves words, I grew up playing (and enjoying playing) Scrabble. Hoping to get the letters ‘Q’ and ‘U’ together, and if I could sneak in a ‘I’ and ‘Z’ as well, then my day was made. So today’s Poetic Sundays is all about words and tiles, or sonnets and Scrabble…

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Poetic Sundays: Sonnets and Scrabble

As I mentioned last week, my Poetic Sundays this month will be picking the NaPoWriMo prompts on Sundays. This week, I also decided to tag on the APAD prompt from Writer’s Digest, and celebrate the beloved game of Scrabble (National Scrabble Day is on the 13th) with my attempt at the prompt.

The Prompts for Sonnets and Scrabble

From NaPoWriMo’s Day 9 prompt: Today, we’d like to challenge you to write your own sonnet. Incorporate tradition as much or as little as you like – while keeping in general to the theme of “love.”

Writer’s Digest’s APAD Day 9 prompt is simply to write a number poem of any sort.

You can include a number in the title of the poem, or drop a number somewhere in the middle or end of the poem. Count sheep, poem by numbers, or share 10 ways to write a poem. There are any number of ways to come at this one.

So in my attempt for these prompts, here is a sonnet to scrabble and you will find a cool number within the poem!

My Attempt at Sonnets and Scrabble

Tiles of Joy: My Sonnet to Scrabble
Oh Scrabble, how I do adore thee so,
With every tile, my heart begins to glow.
A game of wit and skill, a true delight,
I could play for hours, well into the night.

Your simple (yet not) rules and endless ways,
To search, strategize, and earn points and praise!
The challenge of finding the perfect play,
Makes my heart beat faster, in every way

If you manage oxyphenbutazone,
It means you are the one, that you have won!
It could score seventeen-seventy-eight
thus making those tiles worth their weight in gold!

Oh Scrabble, how I love thy every part,
And with each game, you capture my whole heart.
~ Vidya @ LadyInReadWrites


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This Week’s Celebrations

Literary Celebrations (close-to-it also!)

  • Literary birthdays this week of April include: Anne Lamott and Paul Theroux on the 10th; Thomas Harris (of The Silence of the Lambs fame) on 11 April; Beverly Cleary and Tom Clancy on April 12th; Samuel Beckett and Seamus Heaney on the 13th of April; Henry James and Jeffrey Archer on the 15th; Carol Bly and Tracy K Smith on April 16th
  • Encourage a Young Writer Day is on the 10th
  • National Scrabble Day is on the 13th of April

Foodie Celebrations

Other Celebrations

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Wrapping up my Sunday Scribblings

So dear reader, you have reached the end of this Sunday Scribblings! As always, I welcome your thoughts, comments, and suggestions about this post. And do let me know if you plan to celebrate any of these mentioned celebrations this coming week/month? Are you in the mood for reading or writing a sonnet?

Linking up to BlogChatterA2ZBlogging from A-to-Z April ChallengeNaPoWriMo, and the Ultimate Blog Challenge. Also linking this to the Sunday Post over at the Caffeinated Reviewer and the Sunday Salon.

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6 thoughts on “Sunday Scribblings #142: Sonnets and Scrabble Make a Super Sunday

  1. I’m not in the mood to write a sonnet – but I’m DEFINITELY in the mood to play Scrabble. I’ll have to remember to get the game out the next time my kids are home. We have a lot of laughs when we play as a family, and yet everyone takes it very seriously for the bragging rights. Great job mixing all of those prompts – that is not easy. I hope your week brings you something fun and not “more of the same” although that brought a smile to my face too. – XO Elisa

  2. Vidya, a cinnamon crescent sounds great! What is it? I would probably love to celebrate its day tomorrow! I adore your sonnet about Scrabble! I love Scrabble also, although I am more like an advanced beginner than the 700+ club. I once dated a Scrabble champion, and he could turn any tray of tiles into a winning combination. I must find friends who want to play Scrabble. You’ve inspired me again. Thanks for a great post.

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