Poetry challenge #38: Daybreak

This is another nifty poetry form, the minute poem. No, I have no idea why it’s called that, or even how it’s pronounced. You can find out how it operates here

The theme is


and this is the image I’ve chosen, another one that opens up possibilities. Since I’m imposing a theme and a form, I won’t even suggest any words.

Please leave a link to your composition in the comments before next Tuesday when I will do (if all goes well) a round up. Have fun with this one, it’s worth fiddling with. My own attempt is below;


A Selkie Dream


Sitting here at golden daybreak,

The path you’d take

Is empty still,

The songbirds trill.


The ocean laps upon the shore,

I’ll wait no more

For your return,

My love you spurn.


I’ll make a life of bright new dreams,

Where pearl light gleams.

Waves call my name,

My birthright claim.


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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.

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