Poetry challenge Diamonds in space: the entries

This was the prompt picture


It inspired a wide range of thoughts. Here they are, as they arrived.

Kat Myrman’s double nonet


Ecstacy | like mercury colliding…



Ken’s poem is entitled

Worlds in collision

Worlds in collision
a vision unwelcome
yet sorely needed

Compromise ceded
impeded by circumstance
chance no longer a factor

Stagnation, starvation
for any emotion
apart from frustration

Needs no longer shared
pared until disparate
separate in identity

A perfect storm in
the form of silence
as two become none

When all is undone in
the final fission of
worlds in collision

Worlds in Collision | rivrvlogr


Kerfe sent in this thoughtful poem

Lost in space


Carol sent in this more lighthearted entry

: Space Crystals | WritersDream9


Next, a cinquain from Mr Todd on a glittery theme

Twinkle… | A Flash of Fiction…


To end with, Janice takes us back out into space

Diamonds in Space–Jane Dougherty Poetry Challenge | Ontheland


I know it’s to season to spend every waking moment either shopping or thinking about shopping, so double thanks for taking the time to play along with the space theme. Tomorrow I’ll post a challenge so you’ll have something to fiddle around with while the mince pies are digesting.

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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.

25 thoughts on “Poetry challenge Diamonds in space: the entries”

      1. This should be an interesting one… but more seriously, you could take a week off 🙂 (but maybe it’s not the poetry challenges that sent you there) I really don’t have huge pressures at this time of year–yet I do put some extra expectations on myself and feel a few seismic cracks.

      2. It’s at this time of year when I feel the strain of having five children and a house full of uncooperative animals. Writing is a way of retreating from it. But when I emerge, it’s all hell!

      3. I do have a lot of time to myself, but it’s broken into small chunks and leaves no time for things like TV, films or going out. That’s my choice and I’m happy with it.

      4. Most things involve trade offs…I don’t go to movies or wine and dine either–not really something I pine after…I don’t have children… mostly choice but not entirely…I never had pets before until recent years with my current partner .. Now there are 2 cats and 2 dogs testing my kindness.

      5. Animals are easier than children. At least they don’t give you lip. The other thing I’ve decided to give up is housework. There is absolutely no pleasure to be got out of it and somebody always messes it up straight after you’ve finished. The bare minimum is all that gets done round here. Life’s too short to keep your floors so clean you could eat your meals off them.

      6. Oh I have no doubt that animals are easier than children… a whole other dimension:). I’m with you on the housework thing. .. my mother was a good role model in that department (she didn’t strive for ‘perfect’). Eating off floors is really overrated 🙂

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