Poetry Week Starts January 26th

Marilyn L. Davis, Editor-in-chief, Two Drops of Ink


“A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape of the universe, helps to extend everyone’s knowledge of himself and the world around him.” ― Dylan Thomas


Poets – The Apple Writers


For many years now, I’ve suffered from poet envy. I consider them apple writersso many varieties:


  1. Ambrosia Apple
  2. Baldwin
  3. Braburn
  4. Cameo
  5. Captain Palmer
  6. Courtland
  7. Cox’s
  8. Crabapple
  9. Empire
  10. Envy Apple
  11. Fuji Apple
  12. Gala Apple
  13. Golden Delicious Apple
  14. Granny Smith Apple
  15. Honeycrisp
  16. Jazz Apple
  17. Jonathan
  18. Kiku Apple
  19. Lord Peckover
  20. Lucy Glo
  21. McIntosh Apple
  22. Northern Spy
  23. Opal Apple
  24. Orange Pippin
  25. Pink Lady Apple
  26. Pitmason Pine
  27. Red Delicious Apple
  28. Red Devil
  29. Snap Dragon
  30. Sonya
  31. Sugar Bee
  32. Sweetie Apple

Poets can write:

  1. Acrostic
  2. Ballad
  3. Ballad
  4. Cinquain
  5. Concrete poetry
  6. Couplet
  7. Diamante
  8. Elegy
  9. Epic
  10. Free Verse
  11. Gnomic verse
  12. Haiku
  13. Limerick
  14. List
  15. Lyric
  16. Narrative
  17. Ode
  18. Palinode
  19. Sestina
  20. Shape
  21. Sonnet
  22. Villanelle


The Orange Writers


Non-fiction writers, like myself? Well, we write non-fiction, and we’re orange writers. Before you start lecturing me and telling me that we have categories, too, check out the names:

Even these names are not as exciting as apple and poetry names, thus my reference to oranges – not a lot of variety. 

Okay, rant over. This week, we’ll have a new poem every day for our Poetry Break, starting tomorrow. 

Stay tuned. 

To get you in the mood to read poetry, check out our pages from past Poetry Breaks. 


Penned a poem? Then consider submitting it. 






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