Quarter Crazy Poetry Marathon September 2021 – Bonus Poem!

Senryu – Over Yet?

Thought it was finished,

but no, not quite yet it seems,

always just one more.


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.

Triolet – It Is Time

It really is time

for everyone to rest.

You have all been sublime,

but it really is time;

no more need to rhyme

(do what you think is best).

It really is time

for everyone to rest.


Bonus Prompt!

Because of course there was a bonus prompt. Didn’t you know, all poets are evil!

I liked this prompt, the perfect summary prompt: to take a line from each poem written during the marathon and create a new poem from it.

We used this prompt in the last marathon and I am so happy to see it back. Trying to find a cohesive narrative across twelve distinct poems can be tricky, but it also makes finding those central themes within the collection of work stand out.

Today, for me, no other theme has spoken to me more than that of endurance. Strength is not a quantifiable source, it is a will and determination to find success even in the face of great difficulty.

The journey is never easy, but the destination is wherever you want it to be.

Photo by Constant Loubier on Unsplash

Free Verse – A Bonus

Thought I was ready,
calm, still, but lost in darkness;
our song was an unfinished symphony,
we are not lost, we are right on track.

Dependance is unnatural,
on a journey which never stops;
lust: the sin I most often succumb to,
it wore me down until I felt like shit.

I would have wished for years, but I got days
of endurance, I feel a deep pride.
That inspiration has long lingered on,
but how much time can remain?




Photo by Lamna The Shark on Unsplash

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

Cinquain – Begin

We near

another end,

and some well deserved rest.

When we wake up we find somewhere to



Happy Writing. Stay Safe. Stay Distracted.

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