This is for DVerse Poetics, where we are exploring the concept of mermaids and related mythical creatures. I liked an image in the original post, so here it is:
Half-human creature with a fish’s tail,
She’s tempted many mariners with song:
Desire impels them to go right along
Into grave danger as they swiftly sail,
Enticed by light shining off each fish-scale.
It was difficult for me to write any poems today, but here’s one. NaPoWriMo day 25.
My hands over my heart
Whispering “My Lord and my God!” —
NaPoWriMo day 16: a cinquain in response to the Weekly Scribblings prompt.
Quickly filling days and pages.
A poem about chaos for JusJoJan day 31, which doubles as an example of alliteration and consonance / assonance for DVerse MTB. Bjorn instructed us not to use too much of it, but I didn’t see that until after writing the poem, so too late. 🙂 I was going for a humorous piece, anyway.
Pissed Pandora’s plaything,
Ushering in unfailing angst —
A short cinquain for JusJoJan day 26, which I wasn’t going to post, but here you go!
Morning I write
Today’s jot speedily —
January posting is a
For Real Toads. We are writing poems inspired by the word maladroit.
Whose destination is
Communication — difficult
For quadrille Monday, a cinquain about dragons
The dragon hides inside its cave because
Of those who try without an end to slay
It; what did it do to merit this fear?
It wants to be a friend, to come and play,
But it must hide, due to much danger near.
When the sky is filled with gray clouds above,
It seems less likely that life’s looking up —
The sun, it needs to shine its light on Earth.
Yet love, there’s a treasure of immense worth
Hidden in the clouds, rain in life’s gold cup.
This is a cinquain and a quadrille for DVerse, where this week’s word is “up.”
It’s NaPoWriMo day 23! Here is a garland cinquain. Click the link to know more.
Filled with verdant
Plants, greening surroundings,
Many butterflies brightening
Though shade-trees congregate,
Welcomes people into nature’s
On ev’ry side,
Delighting eye and heart —
White clouds peek through the leafy trees
By a babbling stream,
Daffodils by the water’s edge,
Understand water’s babbling:
Delighting eye and heart —
Daffodils by the water’s edge:
A crown cinquain for the 5-line poem challenge, as well as for NaPoWriMo day 13.
Of mercy flows
From out His piercèd side,
Fountain of love which is the hope
Who eat this bread
Will have life eternal,
Forgiveness flowing from the heart
Who reigns always,
Who reigns over ev’ry
Aspect of heaven and the earth,
Who rains mercy,
On all who thirst for it,
Wanting ev’ry people to come
The mercy seat
Unafraid, for He calls
You friend, inviting you to this