This is a poem. Using fragments. For Linda Kruschke’s paint-chip poetry prompt. The new one comes out tomorrow morning. So I am posting this just in time. 🙂
Seeking a worthy muse.
Walking through desert’s
Brain juice yield an idea?
Are brain waves airy
As cotton candy,
And just as substantially
Void? See, a frown…
Look, the nose
Of a clown!
This week, we are slanting the paint chips, and I also responded to this prompt, “More than just a place.” Maybe it’s a stretch, but I think it suffices. Also, I did not exclusively use slant rhymes but tried to incorporate a few, whether within lines or at the end of them.
The moon is more than a faraway place,
She among the stars is like a beacon
In a foggy harbor: a kind face she can
Offer. A muse she can provide, kinder
Than Poe’s raven, making the mind more open.
Her presence gives nourishment; she is rocky
So she understands. Sans wheat fields
She yields soul-food, remembering what’s good.
Sometimes she even sends a moonstone,
Reminding the lonely they’re not the only one.
This Chaucerian stanza was inspired by the time I really did buy myself a carnation on Valentine’s Day. ❤
On Valentine’s she for a flower waits,
Maybe a rose? A girl can’t help but dream.
Then she decides to her own love create,
Seeing carnations red and pink and cream-
Colored, for sale; a pink one’s beauty seems
Ideal, she buys herself a long-stemmed bloom.
Kindness and love can always make more room.
Today’s MVB prompt, kaleidoscope, reminded me of a short poem I wrote a few months ago, about a kaleidoscope that I got in Japan. I still have it. 🙂 I haven’t shared the poem yet, so here it is.
This kaleidoscope is no mere trinket:
This kaleidoscope comes from Japan,
So it brings back memories as I turn
Its cylinder and see psychedelic beauties.
Value subjective, more than the worth of it
This kaleidoscope is a variation of vision.
31 words for this week’s paint-chip poetry.
To thwart everything
That evil plans —
Is it possible?
Even if we can’t,
Don’t let that black hole
Pull all the star-stuff,
But let it twinkle,
Dance and keep on shining.
This post is for Fandango’s Flashback Friday. The poem below was written / originally posted on August 27, 2019. It was inspired by the picture below, which was part of another challenge. Today, I would have preferred to post something not-sad, but this poem was the best one from the last few August 27ths.
Here it is, Thursday evening again, so here is my almost-late response to both the paint-chip poetry prompt and this prompt about togetherness. I am responding to these prompts together to make it easier. 🙂 That’s not such a “daring” thing to do, is it? Without further ado, 31 words including one of these paint chips:
Sitting on a park-bench
With you, as nighttime falls,
Watching bunnies come out of
Bushes and tweeting birds retreat —
The sunset comes as we
Relax and breathe — breaths of fresh air.
A short, 31-word poem for Linda Kruschke’s paint-chip poetry short verse, part 2. 🙂
I remember, one Autumn
When I was young,
Visiting a pumpkin patch,
Exploring a corn maze,
And among the orange squash
And the yellow stalks
Yet with my family.
For this week’s paint-chip poetry prompt, Linda is having us choose one of the paint chips below and write a poem of exactly 31 words. The next prompt will be released on Friday morning, and here it is Thursday night, so I guess I’ve been a lazy poet. 🙂 I chose the phrase, “lazy lizard.” This little piece is based on a true story.
This is for last week’s paint-chip poetry prompt. We were to write either a one-line poem or use a one-line stanza in a longer poem. I opted for the former but am still posting this a day late. I wrote what is called, for whatever reason, an American sentence. It’s a little bit like a haiku, except it’s always exactly 17 syllables, is only one line, and doesn’t have to reference nature.