Amphibian Booties – Prose Poem/Wordle – February 8, 2015


Tiny booties once bound his feet, tender and soft wool wound about his tiny toes, no, long gone are those booties now, down a worm-hole of time.  I hear the sound of his clomping down the street (which would instill fear into a Cabaret clown living in Nazi Germany) with his amphibians just like jack-boots and yet I know all his wounds, hopes and fears, that haven’t yet been tempered by years and years of experience. No tiny toes fill these boots wound about with socks of fleece, walking down the streets sealed in hard leather, emitting sounds like stormy weather.  The seal of childhood has long gone into the tumbling eons of time … alive now just in my memory seen through the looking-glass of this old Alice, who’d tumble gladly down that rabbit hole, to hold once more those tiny feet, wound in fleeced booties … ah, they smelled so sweet.

© G.s.k. ‘15

wound, sound, burst, clown, emit, glass, fill , seal, another, tumble, fleece, instill

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written for Sunday Whirl and Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie – BJ Shadorma & Beyond using Brenda Warren’s Sunday Whirl Wordle.

wound, sound, burst, clown, emit, glass, fill , seal, another, tumble, fleece, instill


Cinquain and Shadorma Wordle – February 4, 2015


7 23 2014 gnome 6

 Old gnome
Nabby Blustery
Grinds retro nutmeg
Feeling woolly and refractive
Dwarf like.

He’s planting
Nacreous white bulbs
Of tulips
And  lilies
His cocoa foam congealing
He couldn’t sip it warm.

Poor gnome
Garden worker
Plants bulbs throughout the day
Feeling so stressed and put upon
Elf like.

© G.s.k. ‘15


Shadorma and cinquain for BJ’s Shadorma and Beyond

cinquain is a short, usually unrhymed five-line poem developed by Adelaide Crapsey.  It has a syllable count of 2/4/6/8/2, and it is similar to the elfje in that each line has a very specific role, as follows:

Line 1: Noun
Line 2: Description of Noun
Line 3: Action
Line 4: Feeling or Effect
Line 5: Synonym of the initial noun

Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie – Wordle:

Blustery (bragging or windy), Warmth, Grind, Foam, Nutmeg, Cocoa, Wool, Imprint
Refractive, Nacreous (resembling mother of pearl), Retro, Sip