Poetry challenge #9: free style with a catch

This week I’m asking you to write a poem, any poem, in any form, long, short, with or without bells on it. The only thing I’m insisting on is that you start each line with the same letter.

I wrote one like this on Monday: Gulls and it was a fun sort of exercise.

If you’d like a first word prompt to get things rolling, try:

cat, city, crocodile, crocus, caravan, circus.

And/or incorporate one of these adjectives:

capricious, captivating, calm, calamitous, curious.

Need a verb?

career, canter, climb, contort, clamber, circle.

You probably guessed, I have chosen the letter C. Choose a different one of you prefer, I’m easy. Here is my C poem.

Calico

Cat

Creeping, mouse-searching,

Carefully padding, pace quickening after

Cowering mouse darts

Crazily through tree tangle to

Cover, almost.

Comet-streaking

Cat leaps,

Claws

Clutch

Clinging to the twitching hot-blooded fur.

Cringing mouse freezes, biding time,

Calling up reserves of

Courage and speed.

Claws retract, mouse scuttles,

Cogs turn too quickly, paw swipes.

Contentment,

Crunching,

Cracking tiny bones.

Cat.


Remember, you have a whole week to create your single letter poem. And don’t forget the link to your blog if you post it there. Cheers!

 

 

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

31 thoughts on “Poetry challenge #9: free style with a catch”

  1. So I promised you I would join in after NaNo and I have. But I am rubbish at poetry and I have probably broken a hundred rules of commas or whatever, but I gave it a go anyway. Don’t laugh!

    Dark and murky, this blindness suffocates me,
    Deathly quiet, muffled like a blanket of snow yet,
    Doubt bangs as loudly as the morning sun shines

    Deep in my chest a potent concoction of
    dread and exhilaration matts together like glue
    deaf to the dangers of love, I
    dance willingly into her arms.

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