Resurgence Poetry Challenge


That’s it.

One word.

How does it make you feel?

What are your thoughts about it?

What does it mean to you?

Now write a poem using the word resurgence in it.

CHALLENGE: Write and post poems that use the word resurgence in them — any style, any length, any way you want to get it out.

Post below.


  1. NavPoetry said,

    October 29, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Reblogged this on We Write Poetry Forum and commented:

    New challenge coming soon.

    • joanvanh said,

      October 29, 2012 at 4:44 am

      YAY! Need some inspiration! lol

  2. lorianapauli said,

    October 27, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    when the source dried
    and the birds didn’t sing any more
    and the world was silent
    urgency and inner knowing
    moved the shepherd
    to patiently collect acorns

    year after year
    he harvested and planted
    year after year
    he entrusted the seeds
    into thirsting soil
    watering, caring

    and the seeds responded to his care
    and the soil took breath
    and the source sang
    and the birds came back
    to nest in the young trees
    and life resurged in the valley

    • NavPoetry said,

      October 27, 2012 at 3:20 pm

      Great job, lorianapauli. The resurgence of life in the valley. I got the sense that this was bigger than just a physical valley, like maybe the valley of human need – and that by persistence in planting the right seeds we will bring back the best in humankind.

      Bravo and thanks for posting.

      • lorianapauli said,

        October 28, 2012 at 3:26 am

        Inspiration came from the book of Jean Giono: The man who planted trees. And yes, there was much more behind this devotion, smile.

    • joanvanh said,

      October 29, 2012 at 4:41 am

      Wonderful in the simplicity in communication of such a deep and motivating message! Enjoyed this read very much!

  3. joanvanh said,

    October 18, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Resisting the plan,
    Encouraged by the view,
    Simplicity revives, renews each step as
    Urgency rides on the wings of
    Rejuvination, regeneration –
    Gravity has no power here.
    Engulfed within the winds,
    Normality is blown to the sea and your
    Controlling calls of anger disappates.
    Envy gives you away.

    • NavPoetry said,

      October 19, 2012 at 12:29 am

      That’s great, it is so great reading you again. Did you just suddenly get real prolific lately? You sure are writing a lot.

      Loved the line: “Gravity has no power here.”

      • joanvanh said,

        October 19, 2012 at 2:43 am

        Thank you! And I liked that line as well. Gives me the feeling of strength.

        The writing stopped for a long while. Though the urge was there to write, the words were not. A bit of clarity for me recently has helped to get the pen moving again and I am so thrilled! I still have much work to do as far as refining my work, however. So glad to have this site!

        • NavPoetry said,

          October 20, 2012 at 9:10 pm

          We are going to get this ramped up and have thousands of visitors and many subscribers too — it’s going to be great and we are moving there now. So glad we are helping you get prolific at a time when you are again ready too – what timing.

          • joanvanh said,

            October 22, 2012 at 5:59 am

            Yes, the timing is energizing! I believe a place like this is needed. Too many sites offering shallow compliments and no real guide – without constant input, it is not possible to move myself forward in the writes.

  4. NavPoetry said,

    October 16, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    I Am Now Out

    I am
    so stilled now in utter silence
    its presence a stifling menace
    holding me frozen in motion
    as I await the coming verdict
    once held back but breaking through
    a resurgence of all that was damned
    slamming splashing free to roam to fill
    to go wherever it will go and to be
    what it must become from here on

    © 2012 DE Navarro and NavWorks Press. All rights reserved.

    • joanvanh said,

      October 18, 2012 at 10:16 am

      Powerfully charged, DE. Loving it and the form.

  5. Test said,

    October 16, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Where did the comment go?

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