Poet’s Corner’s Poetry Challenge – October 10, 2015

Falcon and Rabbit

falcon on the wind
circling in the distant clouds
observing lowly morsels 

rabbit shakes in fear,
high above the lowly woods
flies death – with majestic wings

© G.s.k. ‘15

This post was written for: Poetry challenge: Sedoka poem

Poetry Challenge (Poet’s Corner) – Minute Poem – May 22, 2015

Rustic snow with firmaFramed

first lights of dying springtime dawns
birds sing their songs
what lessons learned
will soon be burned

alone I walk forever on
just one more pawn
singing my rhyme
biding my time

what’s the lesson to be found –
on the spring ground
this grass now green
is a passing scene

© G.s.k. ‘15

I’m afraid that technically this is not exactly a minute poem … the iamb isn’t strict and the last line has 5 instead of 4 syllables – but I hope you enjoy the poem anyway.  Bastet

Inspired by the Poet’s Corner

Just a Note – OctPoWriMo 2014 … September 30, 2014


It’s October again and I’d almost forgotten that that means writing a poem a day throughout the month of October for the OctPoWriMo Challenge.  I’d come across the event through We Drink Because We’re Poets … and it was great fun.

I’m happy to say that I’m a proud survivor of this year’s NaPoWriMo 2014, but had missed out on the 2013 edition. However I did participant in the OctPoWriMo 2013 challenge and it was an enriching experience!

Here’s the link for OctPoWriMo.Com.

There’s a daily post, which you can use if you need a nudge of inspiration, last year they introduced a new form each day and a prompt but you can write what you like.  Once the poem is written you link to the daily prompt page.  That’s all there is to it!   Oh and you can choose a badge to put on your blog if you like or add to your post.  This year I’m choosing this one:

Here is a link to October 31, 2013

Of course, there won’t be all the group from We Drink .. but maybe some of you will participate with me.  Hope so.  If you do, I’d like to know it!  In the meantime, ciao and happy writing!  Bastet

A Friday Poetry Challenge – March 7, 2014

The other day I wrote a series of senryu about time in which I used:

salted flowers

As the beginning of the first senryu and:

wasted tears

to begin the second senryu.

A friend has asked me to use those words to create a new prompt…so here we go:

harbinger of spring

harbinger of spring

Harbinger of Spring

Like salted flowers withered and absurd
The world was drab no relief could be seen
When walking the world I saw a blackbird
Who’s flight was happy and obscene!

How can he here in heart’s winter bane,
Fly and cry with joy, without pain!
Far above waisted lands, once so green!
Through waisted tears I watch the scene.

There joyfully sang, silly wonderous bird,
So long his voice had been unheard!
Here in Dante’s land of sunny fame,
Clouds and rain have been to blame.

He opened these eyes closed by dark woe,
Miraculously, there was no rain or snow!
Harbinger of  spring, near yon chateau,
Defying depression making my heart glow!

I tried out the quatrain. Now there are really very many types of quatrain… here’s what Shadow Poetry has to say about the quatrain:  “A Quatrain is a poem consisting of four lines of verse with a specific rhyming scheme.

A few examples of a quatrain rhyming scheme are as follows:

#1) abab – The Ballad Stanza
#2) abba —  Italian quatrain
#3) aabb- Clerihew (a satirical Poem)
#4) aaba, bbcb, ccdc, dddd — chain rhyme

What I’ve written is none of the above!  For each line I used a different rhyme scheme…the first is the Ballad Stanza…the second Italian quatrain…then the Clerihew form without the satire…and the last line I used the same last word rhyme.

You may choose to use the photograph to inspire you, or add your own art work…please your own art work…and use the words salted flowers and wasted tears wherever you like.

You need not choose this method…you might just want to write with the Ballad Stanza or perhaps a Clerihew.  I’m not looking for special meter in this challenge, just the four line stanza with one of the rhyming schemes.  Just have FUN!  If you decide to take up the challenge, please ping me back and tag Bastet’s and Sekmet.  I’ll write a second post where I will showcase your poetry with the link to your blog.

Have a great weekend everyone. Bastet!

Limericks for Amreen


Child on a donkey

Limerick 1

There once was a donkey from Dro
bored he had noplace to go
but when Christmas was near
they’d dress him in fancy gear
And he’d take children riding to an fro.



Limerick 2

There is a young man in Kilderry
who’s in love with a beautiful fairy
his friends in the pub
say: “Aye that’s the rub!”
His love a is big laddy named Cary!

persimmons and frost

persimmons and frost

Limerick 3

While walking to the sea near Dundee
I came upon a beautiful tree
it was full of yellow fruit
but of leaves not a moot
It was a persimmon you see!


Paint the World With Words each Mondy comes up with a Poetic Form of the Week to Challenge her readers.  This week she chose the Limerick!  I reblogged the post, because it is really very interesting and I think you might like to have a look at it, then she asked me if I’d like to try to write a Limerick…so I wrote three.  Amreen has made her weekly Be Inspired Challenge #6…so go have a peek and maybe try your hand at limerick writing!