Saturday, April 20, 2013

PAD Day 20

I had to work quickly today - lots and lots to do.  The dual prompts are (1) Write a "beyond" poem, and (2) write a poem using at least five of these words:

owl generator abscond upwind squander clove miraculous dunderhead cyclops willowy mercurial seaweed gutter nonpareil artillery salt curl ego rodomontade elusive twice ghost cheese cowbird truffle svelte quahog bilious

I always like to challenge myself in these "word bank" prompts by using as many words in as few lines as possible.  So here are two short poems that use a total of eleven of the words (which are underlined in the list above):

Evening Tanka

amongst the truffles
a young rabbit looks for food
upwind from danger

ghost-faced owl dives, curls talons,
absconds with his evening meal

To a Reckless Golfer

It's beyond belief that twice now,
elusive beneath the thunderhead,
you were not lit up like a generator
by lightning, you miraculous dunderhead.

Granted, the first poem has nothing to do with prompt #1, and the second poem has. once again, a tenuous connection, but I did have fun using that word bank. For some reason, I really love the phrase "miraculous dunderhead", and I couldn't resist rhyming it with "thunderhead".  

1 comment:

Mad Kane said...

LOL! I loved that dunderhead/thunderhead rhyme.

Good tanka too!

Madeleine Begun Kane