Yesterday’s Posts – August 31, 2014

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August 29 …

Writing Haiku for HA – August 29| Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library

Solace| Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library

Sluderno| Bastet’s Waka Library

Harvest Dusk| Bastet’s Waka Library

Sincerity| Bastet’s Waka Library

August 30 …

The Tree-House| Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library

Silence – Haiku| Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library

Chinook| Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library

Bastet’s Shadorma and Little Ones Photo Prompt| Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie

 

Thursday Poetry Prompt Trial 2: The Bandit

Thursday Poetry Prompt. Trial two.

Prompt: Think of a cliché.  Seriously.  Think of something overused in the literary arts, something like “It was a dark and stormy night.”  Now, take that cliché and rewrite it!  Form a poem over it.  Not just any kind of poem, though.  This week, the form will be the Minute Poem.

Literary Cliché: The bad guy who kills/loots/does a lot of despicable criminal stuff? Has a sad miserable past and STILL misses his mother.

The Bandit

He was an all time mean bandit,
heart of granite
lover of rape
robber of babes!

He’d kill you and slaughtered his sis
yes, ’twas the pits
monster’s were nice,
it came to light!

Ah, but for his mamma that lad
wasn’t at all bad
he brought her flowers,
and bonsai bowers!

Written for We Drink Because We’re Poets

Thursday Poetry Prompt – Clichés: A Sekhmet Rant

Prompt: Think of a cliché.  Seriously.  Think of something overused in the literary arts, something like “It was a dark and stormy night.”  Now, take that cliché and rewrite it!  Form a poem over it.  Not just any kind of poem, though.  This week, the form will be the Minute Poem.

Minute Poetry is a three stanza rhyme of 12 lines and 60 syllables.  The meter and rhyme are as follows:

8, 4, 4, 4 / 8, 4, 4, 4 / 8, 4, 4, 4

a, a, b, b / c, c, d, d / e, e, f, f

A Man or a Mouse, Sekhmet’s Reply

Are you a man or a mouse? Well!
Blast you to hell!
I’m Sekhmet, Cat!
Goddess at that!

Mightiest warrior and female too!
Neither of the two
mice or men are
are up to par!

The courage of women, renowned…
we have thus found,
both mice and men
lacking, Amen!

Written for We Drink Because We’re Poets Thursday Poetry Prompt.