Red Wolf Poems – Wordle # 30 (with a twist) – November 8, 2014

I elaborate the ritual and
Tolerate your shallow make-up.
… Just incinerate these candles glowing – and
Then perforate these slack silver letters…
I exasperate demands for love
And create my potions with great care.

By the fireplace sit, drink my magic wine
Known as Love Potion Number 9.

(c) G.s.k. ’14


Here are the eight words from Red Wolf Poems:

candle, wine, silver, shallow, letter, demands, fireplace, slack

And we have TWO twists this week:

Take these five extra words that rhyme, and include them in any way you wish in your poem. Use them for internal rhymes or end-line rhymes.

elaborate, tolerate, perforate, incinerate, exasperate

Write your poem in the Present Simple Tense. Here’s a link for a definition and a game to play, if you wish.

22 thoughts on “Red Wolf Poems – Wordle # 30 (with a twist) – November 8, 2014

  1. Uh oh. Better get the mithridate ready … I wouldn’t trust that potion ….!
    A great write — this wordle looks like it offered one heck of a challenge. I struggle just to use all the words, much less worrying about tense. Brava!


          • Your poor muses are probably sitting in a corner somewhere, wringing their hands! 😉

            I managed to do it as fornyrdislag — but barely — I owe them a healthy dose of chocolate and/or booze after this escapade. o.O

            Fornyrdislag is a bit like getting a tattoo. Hurts a bit but after you do one you want another. LOL.


          • OMG and you tell me I’m crazy! A fornyrdislag no less! I’m wondering if maybe we didn’t make it too hard for our readers though … I’m a worry wart you know —


          • Honestly, I don’t know how much simpler we can make it. We went from talking about rhyming patterns and refrains and syllable counts to just saying, “write eight lines with the following rhythm: DA da DA da DA da DA da.” Doesn’t get much simpler than that. o.O

            Plus, I saw comments from someone else saying, “I just can’t get into Shadorma”. o.O, again

            In the immortal words of George Carlin, “they gotta wanna”. Harsh, perhaps, but there it is.

            So … you and I will both worry … but … I wouldn’t lose sleep over it. 😀

            Hugs !


          • True .. isn’t it da Da da Da da Da da Da ( 🙂 ) you’re right … and so is Carlin .. and if there’s one thing I never do is lose sleep, I might be a narcoleptic in fact …

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          • When I hear people say, “Oh, I don’t think I can do that” I hear Carlin growl, “gotta WANNA”! 😉

            7:53 for anyone stumbling across this comment —

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    • Thanks Misky … I’m trying to get into trochaic meter and I find that it’s not as easy as I thought … glad you enjoyed the poem though and that the meter suited it! 🙂


  2. Oh I enjoyed this and don’t know how you fit all these words so smoothly…that song is one of my favs…still have the vinyl record…yep the 45, I got it. And as for the discussion with difficult prompts…we gotta wanna for sure. I was not into it period and not because it was difficult…this week I wanted to:)


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