Thursday, 24 April 2014

As We Walked Home We Saw An Owl


Little owl in Texas


As We Walked Home


Sitting
atop the fence
a tiny baby owl
eyes narrowed as we shine a torch
Staring

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Disclaimer: These are poems I won't be spending a lot of time on. As such, I don't expect perfection (neither do I need it). However feel free to tell me what you think about them, and if you enjoy certain lines more than others - I'm quite OK with constructive criticism!

Are you participating in NaPo? Do you write poetry? Feel free to comment below and leave a link to your day one poems, and any general comments you wish to leave.

Chemistry Class


Shared with Poets United

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Chemistry Class


We make rocket water bottles
and set our hands on fire without burning them.
Our crazy teacher shouts a lot
And throws pens across the room 
When they don't work.
Chemistry is rather like comedy
And yes I feel smug about being
The only one who understands his swearing
In French.

And that he doesn't know.

But then it's all bonds and ions
and rules and experiments that fail
if you misread by point zero zero
of.. something..

I fill card after card of
info, and revise
test after test struggling
Then forget it all promptly the minute
we move on.

Still I look back
With a smile
Liquids changing colour
Spontaneous combustion
Forget the hours of boring lecture..

I held fire in my hand.

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Disclaimer: These are poems I won't be spending a lot of time on. As such, I don't expect perfection (neither do I need it). However feel free to tell me what you think about them, and if you enjoy certain lines more than others - I'm quite OK with constructive criticism!

Are you participating in NaPo? Do you write poetry? Feel free to comment below and leave a link to your day one poems, and any general comments you wish to leave.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Ruba'i


Day 18 prompt: write a ruba’i.

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Wading through ideas
Always my mind who steers
There's not much for a poem
But plenty to kindle my fears.

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Disclaimer: These are poems I won't be spending a lot of time on. As such, I don't expect perfection (neither do I need it). However feel free to tell me what you think about them, and if you enjoy certain lines more than others - I'm quite OK with constructive criticism!

Are you participating in NaPo? Do you write poetry? Feel free to comment below and leave a link to your day one poems, and any general comments you wish to leave.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Otter Promptless Poetry

Picture from Wikimedia Commons - source
NaPoWriMo's prompt of the day is to use a seashell name to inspire a poem.


Snout Otter Clam


Head back, paws ready
Clam crushed, dinner time.
Otter floats, otter knows
Best ways to break a shell
Best time for holding hands.

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Now, here is a promptless poem I wrote a couple of days ago:


Dying on a Hospital Bed


Take it away
No rules, no laws.
No consequences.

Can you face the truth-
your truth?
Deep inside your mind
Secrets so terrible you
Have to sleep to reveal them.

Those monsters in your sleep
They're all you, you know.
They're not under your bed
Or even in your head.

They are you.

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Now I still have a few poems to write to catch up, as well as replies to comments and other blogs to visit.. busy busy!

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Disclaimer: These are poems I won't be spending a lot of time on. As such, I don't expect perfection (neither do I need it). However feel free to tell me what you think about them, and if you enjoy certain lines more than others - I'm quite OK with constructive criticism!

Are you participating in NaPo? Do you write poetry? Feel free to comment below and leave a link to your day one poems, and any general comments you wish to leave.