Monday, 21 April 2014

Ruba'i


Day 18 prompt: write a ruba’i.

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Wading through ideas
Always my mind who steers
There's not much for a poem
But plenty to kindle my fears.

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Disclaimer: These are poems I won't be spending a lot of time on. As such, I don't expect perfection (neither do I need it). However feel free to tell me what you think about them, and if you enjoy certain lines more than others - I'm quite OK with constructive criticism!

Are you participating in NaPo? Do you write poetry? Feel free to comment below and leave a link to your day one poems, and any general comments you wish to leave.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Otter Promptless Poetry

Picture from Wikimedia Commons - source
NaPoWriMo's prompt of the day is to use a seashell name to inspire a poem.


Snout Otter Clam


Head back, paws ready
Clam crushed, dinner time.
Otter floats, otter knows
Best ways to break a shell
Best time for holding hands.

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Now, here is a promptless poem I wrote a couple of days ago:


Dying on a Hospital Bed


Take it away
No rules, no laws.
No consequences.

Can you face the truth-
your truth?
Deep inside your mind
Secrets so terrible you
Have to sleep to reveal them.

Those monsters in your sleep
They're all you, you know.
They're not under your bed
Or even in your head.

They are you.

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Now I still have a few poems to write to catch up, as well as replies to comments and other blogs to visit.. busy busy!

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Disclaimer: These are poems I won't be spending a lot of time on. As such, I don't expect perfection (neither do I need it). However feel free to tell me what you think about them, and if you enjoy certain lines more than others - I'm quite OK with constructive criticism!

Are you participating in NaPo? Do you write poetry? Feel free to comment below and leave a link to your day one poems, and any general comments you wish to leave.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Poetry Patchwork Cat

From Imaginary Garden

Following Imaginary Garden's prompt, I tried to write a poem based on the above picture.

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Patchwork Cat



Poetry patchwork cat
At your service!
Tonight, under the stars, Patchwork
Cat brings colours to life
Helps tiny seedlings to grow
Waters them with words
Of great inspiration
Reads them letter of joy
Kicks the speaking slugs away

Come and talk to this cat
And your sorrows melt
Towers of poems and colour await.

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Disclaimer: These are poems I won't be spending a lot of time on. As such, I don't expect perfection (neither do I need it). However feel free to tell me what you think about them, and if you enjoy certain lines more than others - I'm quite OK with constructive criticism!

Are you participating in NaPo? Do you write poetry? Feel free to comment below and leave a link to your day one poems, and any general comments you wish to leave.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Hiding Under the Wisteria

Picture from Wikimedia Commons



From the Imaginary Garden prompt
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Hiding Under the Wisteria


Hues
Blue and pink
Twist around my thoughts
Growing taller, hanging
Over fences, bridging
Gaps in trees, no more sky.

A soft wind
Pushes blossom on my face
Tickles my eye
Smells surrounding
Imagining.

A chink of light passing through
Sweet like summer
Vivid like spring
As I lay on a carpet
of flowers.

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Disclaimer: These are poems I won't be spending a lot of time on. As such, I don't expect perfection (neither do I need it). However feel free to tell me what you think about them, and if you enjoy certain lines more than others - I'm quite OK with constructive criticism!

Are you participating in NaPo? Do you write poetry? Feel free to comment below and leave a link to your day one poems, and any general comments you wish to leave.