Crow Beneath the Moon

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.


ABC Saturday’s Mix

It’s time for Saturday’s Mix at Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie.  Today is an ABC challenge.  I’ve chosen to use alliteration in a poem following the shadorma form. The shadorma is a non-rhyming poem with a syllable count of 3 5 3 3 7 5.



raindrops fall
fast and furious
from the sky
spring’s certain promise, sparking
new life once again

Happy Un-birthday!

Today’s challenge at Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie is to write about our un-birthday.

Happy un-birthday to me!
I hear it’s your un-birthday too.
What’s your un-celebration
going to be?
Perhaps you can un-celebrate
with me!
An un-cola and an un-cake
(perhaps a slice of pie);
lounging in our un-derwear.
Oops!  That’s un-usual
and un-necessarily un-formal.
Whatever we un-choose to do,
it shall last all
the un-year long!
But excuse me if you will,
I must begin the un-celebration
of my un-birthday!