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Poem Sketching

The poetry challenge at real toads today is based on the work of Sanford Lyne.  We were to choose a word group and use it to write a poem.  The word group I chose was:  blackbirds (I changed to peacock), snow, tail feathers, and ink.

peafowl strutting stately and proud

bright blue beauty against white snow

tail feathers trail gracefully behind

with leering eyes like a pen and ink drawing

 

As a second one I chose the word group including: mother, folds, twilight and hands.

silently the

young mother

folds her

hands in

twilight prayer

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15 thoughts on “Poem Sketching

  1. You know what’s awesome…if you hook those two poems together which I did when I first read it for some reason, it painted a picture for me of a mother praying for her son who has come of age and is strutting his stuff….lol. Both are wonderful…great job.

  2. I really enjoyed both pieces. The first word list you chose was also my favorite. These, in particular, are excellent lines:

    “bright blue beauty against white snow”
    “with leering eyes like a pen and ink drawing”

    • That was the image I got reading that second grouping, also, Teresa–you breathed it perfectly into life. The peacock was also well drawn–like the touch of those ‘leering eyes’ which describe the feathers to a T.

  3. Oh, I love the phrase ‘twilight prayer’, those few lines paint such a serene image in my mind.

    I also like the different colours you have used in the peacock poem – very vibrant writing.

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