A to Z Challenge Day Three: Colygraphia and Clarity Pyramid

Today is Brought to You by the Letter C


Word of the DayColygraphia: Neologism for writer’s block, from the Greek prefix coly- meaning ‘hinder’ or ‘prevent’ and graphos meaning ‘write.’


Poetry Form: Clarity Pyramid

The Clarity Pyramid has seven lines.

  • The first line is the subject or focus of your poem; the second and third lines are either synonyms for the title or they help clarify the subject.
  • The second stanza is a life event centered around the first stanza.
  • The last line redefines the first line.

 Example of Clarity Pyramid

childhood memory
coated in bright layers
with a daisy border dream
“milky morsels plucked from rainbows”

My Clarity Pyramid 😀

Mysterious Disappearance

Think now
Muse ate words
Creative bane
Too much description
Plot missing in action
“Perspective altered rearranged”


Word of the Day by Huffington Post: 10 Words Every Writer Should Know

Poem Theme of the Day by Mindlovemisery Menagerie

Poem by Marie Summers

Photo by Hideout Theatere


19 thoughts on “A to Z Challenge Day Three: Colygraphia and Clarity Pyramid

  1. Very clever! Especially for one who couldn’t think right then. 😉
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  2. I didn’t know about the clarity pyramid – I’ll have to try it out! I really love your line about “plot missing in action.” 🙂

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    1. Very cool 🙂 It kind of reminded me of a longer haiku in a way. Enjoy creating 😀

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  3. Learned something new & that pic is pretty riveting

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    1. That picture was taken today by my cellphone, believe it or not! 🙂

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      1. What?! Awesomeness!!!

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  4. Interesting! I did not know the greek word for writer’s block, nor am I familiar with the clarity pyramid. That’s a cool form of poetry I’d like to try. Thanks for the education! 🙂

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  5. I’m not sure whether to be amused or horrified there is a proper term for writer’s block, it sounds like a medical condition! Very fun poem.

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  6. I am one of those strange breeds that actually likes to count syllables when writing poetry. Thank you, I’m off to write a poem now!

    Happy A to Z’ing!

    A Poet’s Kitchen
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    1. Awesome! Don’t forget to post some of those beautiful creations of yours!


  7. I love your theme. Cool form today, too.

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    1. Thank you! Finding content for these posts was like going on a treasure hunt lol


  8. Another bibliophile and word guy! So nice to meet you through April A-Z. This is Sharon from mystery terms at http://www.samwriteaway.blogspot.com Love neologisms and this poetry form. How do I find A and B posts?

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    1. Click on the top right of my blog and the sidebar will slide out. If you scroll down to current challenges you will see A to Z Blog Challenge. My other two posts are there. You can also use my search button to find A to Z Challenge. Let me know if this helps!


  9. Interesting theme.. i loved the Clarity pyramids. I will try it out too.

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  10. I didn’t know this form of poem existed! I might have try my hand at it soon. Great post!

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    1. They’re tons of fun and oh so challenging depending on the subject you choose. Have an awesome day 🙂


  11. What a great response! I love it. Sometimes it does feel like the muse is eating – or at least hiding – the words! 😀

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