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Off Topic – NaPoWriMo/GloPoWrMo Challenge Day 25

the night
looms black, heavy
with rain, distant flashes
of light illuminate the sky,
thunder

~kat


Off topic today for NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo Challenge Day 25. I did the exercise eking out an extremely long diatribe of drivel…I wrote and wrote and wrote and keep writing as instructed, but found the resulting verse rather self indulgent and verbose. It is storming tonight. I settled on a familiar form, the Cinquain, for this, the 25th day.


Drivel


drivel

wordsmiths,
pecksniffian
polyglots who bang out
drivel otiosely credit
the muse

~kat

A cinquain for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Synonyms Only. Prompt words: Ghost: wordsmith, polyglot, bang out, and Hollow: Pecksniffian, scratch.


Verdict

power
ultimatums
paragons dishonored
when justice declares her verdict…
karma

~kat

A Cinquain for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, Synonyms Only. My prompt words are Word (ultimatum, declare) and Choice (paragon, verdict, power).


Epilogue

Epilogue

swan song,
aspirations
unfulfilled, denouement,
finale, final curtain drawn
too soon

~kat

A Cinquain for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge-Synonyms Only: plan (aspiration) and finish (denouement, finale, swan song)


adieu

adieu

hopeless
traces of ink
blotted melancholy
requiem on a crumpled page
ghosted

~kat

A Cinquain for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge – Synonyms Only for the prompt words: sad (hopeless, melancholy) and write (trace, ink, blot, ghost).


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