I am combining challenges from Mindlovemiserys Menagerie where today’s Tale Weaver challenge is to write about the moon and Real Toads where Fireblossom Friday is back to challenge us to write about crows. I choose to do the challenge in the form of a triolet. I’m also sharing with the open mic for d’Verse Poets.
A murder of crows
beneath the silver moon;
from the tree tops arose
a murder of crows.
Their raucous cry grows
leaving me in a swoon–
a murder of crows
beneath the silver moon.
I am combining a couple of prompts. At d’Verse Poets, the challenge is to write a quadrille (44 word poem) using the word drizzle. At Real Toads, Margaret has challenged us to create a poem from a list of words that we generated from a photo. Then use a thesaurus to find more interesting words.
Wistful regret at the loss of our paladin;
the grassland guardian lies buried
beneath a cadaverous moon, as
penitence drizzles down my cheek.
Eventide brings sanguine possibilities–
seedtime comfort grows within the womb.
The genesis of a cria, clemency
arrives, a newborn living legacy.
Llenny, my guard llama that I lost in February
Maybeline (and my other lady llama, Odie) might be carrying Llenny’s crias.