Quarter Crazy Poetry Marathon September 2021 – Hour 1

Senryu – Crazy

Have I gone crazy?

The hours ahead of me

no more than before.


Today is the third Quarter Crazy Marathon of 2021.

The Quarter Crazy is a twelve hour writing event where writers from all around the world write one poem per hour using a prompt uploaded hourly to the Quarter Crazy Facebook group as inspiration for their poems. The event is more than just a writing experience, yes at the end of the day participating poets will have twelve brand new poems to take pride in; but for many of us, taking part is an opportunity to network with a number of like-minded individuals. By reading, writing and commenting on the other poets work during and after the marathon we as poets grow and learn from one another as much as we do from our own writing. Writing is not a right for only the elite few deemed successful by society and sales figures; writing is a intrinsically, profound experience that all of us should embrace and events like the Quarter Crazy remind us that we are all together in this world and that the only barriers that we face in life are those that we hold within ourselves. Join the Quarter Crazy group and the Quarter Crazy Marathon public page on Facebook to stay up to date with the events that run quarterly throughout the year. Join us for the last Marathon of the year later in the year, read and comment on today’s poems if you join the group to show the brave participants who have shared their work that you have enjoyed their writing and help them celebrate the achievement of taking part in this amazing creative event.

Haiku – Crazy Like A Tree

Crazy; like a tree

which casts of it’s clothes each year,

naked in Winter.


Hour 1

This was a fantastic start to today’s marathon. I’d never heard of the ‘Alouette’ poetic form before and I love form poetry.

The main poem and companions for this hour were all in their own way an homage to the Quarter Crazy event, which is as inspiring as it is challenging.

A reminder that we must learn as we go, from beginning to end.

Photo by Shlomi Platzman on Unsplash

Alouette – A Quarter Crazy

Thought I was ready;

my hand was steady,

now though the shakes have kicked in.

But now I’ve started,

my doubt has parted:

pick up my pen and begin.

Not about winning;

have fun, beginning

to make new friends as you go.

The joy in the task;

tomorrow you bask

whether you wrote fast or slow.

A Quarter Crazy,

but never lazy;

start as you mean to go on.

Finish first or last,

you’ll still have a blast:

Try; you are already strong.




Photo by Tengyart on Unsplash

To see the prompts and the poems written during this hour join the Quarter Crazy group page on Facebook.

Fib – Quarter Crazy



be mad

or just a

quarter crazier

than I already was before.


Happy Writing. Stay Safe. Stay Distracted.

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