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
On My Blog & at Home
My recent posts since and including my last Sunday Scribblings. Each letter of the alphabet features a poetic form for the letter as well as one or more books (poetry related).
- Gopal the Jester’s Guide to Grasping Joy in the Everyday
- Fantastic Fatehpur Sikri Says Forget Me Not
- Exceptional Ekalavya: Eb to Flow and Everything Great & Else
- Daring Durgavati and Daunting Didda: The Story of Two Queens
- Chennamma and Her Courage Dipped Out Loud of the Air
- Baba Budan’s Beans and Beautiful Blue Ever Afters
- Sunday Scribblings #141: Booked for Better or Verse
On My Blog & Homefront
More of the same…
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
- National Cinnamon Crescent Day starts the week with sweetness on the 10th
- And then the 11th happens to be National Cheese Fondue Day followed by more cheese, for
- April 12th is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day. The 12th is also National Licorice Day
- The 13th of April is National Peach Cobbler Day and National Make Lunch Count Day
- While the 14th is National Pecan Day
- The 16th of April is National Eggs Benedict Day
- Reach out to your siblings as well on this day for it is National Siblings Day
- The 12th is International Day for Human Space Flight and International Day for Street Children
- April 14th is many a thing! It is National Dolphin Day, National Reach as High as You Can Day as well as Look Up at the Sky Day, and National Gardening Day . And it is also International Moment of Laughter Day
- April 15th is National Take a Wild Guess Day, as well as World Art Day
- National Orchid Day and World Voice Day are celebrated on the 16th of April
- Solitaire.org: A Great Site to Explore Free Puzzles
- 13 Board Games For Those Days of Bored(om)
- 13 Cool Words of the Year: Both Old and New
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 BlogChatterA2Z, Blogging from A-to-Z April Challenge, NaPoWriMo, and the Ultimate Blog Challenge. Also linking this to the Sunday Post over at the Caffeinated Reviewer and the Sunday Salon.
6 thoughts on “Sunday Scribblings #142: Sonnets and Scrabble Make a Super Sunday”
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
I love playing scrabble!!! This a favorite game my boys and I play! Good luck in the UBC!!
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.
Scrabble is so much fun, even though I’ve never really been amazing at it. Your sonnet tribute is excellent!
What a great idea for family fun! You’re so creative.
I love scrabble, but I don’t think I’d ever be able to use oxyphenbutazone. Great sonnet! I really enjoyed it.