Poetry challenge Rider: the entries

Sorry the round up is rushed today but it’s packing up day. I’m glad you found the illustration inspiring.


Michael paints a beautiful painting linking the sky and the plains.

Plains Rider | The Poetry Channel


Louise’s poem is the lament of the wandering prince. Lovely!

The Moonlit Rift – Fantasy Raconteur


Sarah’s poem is in the form of a folk tale, a ballad with the lilting rhythm of all good stories.

The Quest – for Jane Dougherty’s poetry challenge | fmme writes poems


Leara with another song full of regrets and longings, another gem of a poem.

Regret – LearaWrites


Carol’s rider is beyond the real, a flight of fancy, but a metaphor with tremendous power.

Star Mover – WritersDream9


Ken’s first poem sets up the question, what is the hunter after? The second, in a very formal, regal poem, answers it.

Starlight Plea | rivrvlogr

Fear the Hunter | rivrvlogr


Phylor’s poem is pure legend. Reminds me of Yeats in places.

cloth of cobalt blue – Phylor’s Blog


Janice’s poems always seem to be full of hope. This one is no exception.

Stallion rider – Ontheland


Merril and Janice seem to have been writing about the same prince—another hopeful tale in the form of a ballad.

Once Upon a Time: The Rider | Yesterday and today: Merril’s historical musings


Kerfe’s poem soars on wild wings. There’s so much in this poem, to read and reread.

Like Stars | method two madness


Kat paints the portrait of a rather gentle Valkyrie.

Valkyrie | like mercury colliding…


Tricia’s poem is the antidote to the hopeful fantastical poems. Get your hankies ready.

Beneath the Cobalt Sky – Creative State of Mind


Sri is true to herself with a perfectly romantic triolet.


Thank you all for contributing such beautiful poetry. It was a joy to read. I shall try and post the next challenge this evening if I have time to get one together. Otherwise it won’t be until late tomorrow, or Thursday.


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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.

12 thoughts on “Poetry challenge Rider: the entries”

  1. Hope your move is going well. This challenge did produce some lovely poems (as usual)–I hadn’t noticed until others did how androgynous the prince appears.

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