Beneath these changing skies

I wanted to try out the Florescence using the Secret Keeper’s five word prompt, but had to write three of them to fit in all the words:


Saint Patrick’s Day is still in the back of my mind.


Beneath these changing skies

I see, where seagull cries,

Beloved in my eyes, windswept heath.


By ocean circled green,

This place has ever been,

A road home, distant seen—where gulls cry.


This mark will always stay,

Key to the heart’s dismay

Of those who sailed away, land we miss.

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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.

17 thoughts on “Beneath these changing skies”

      1. I think sometimes, it doesn’t matter how long or short the poem ends up, it’s the fact of incorporating words someone else has suggested that is so bloody difficult.

    1. Thank you. I often find these five word prompts hard to do. You’d think it would be easy to stick just five little words in somewhere, but it ain”t. Not for me, anyway.

      1. I think the word prompts give me an idea or direction, but you are right that sometimes if you’re trying to fit them into a particular form, it gets difficult to include them all.

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