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Image by Karin Gustafson from Imaginary Garden with Real Toads.

Powerful,
so invisible.
One of them –
not with them
apart from the herd – alone,
I’m invisible.

Invisible
white mane,
he roams free!
Wish I were him!
Powerful.

Not sure if this works, but I tried to combine two prompts while waiting for the official (but optional) NaPoWriMo prompt. I stole the meters (a shadorma – a 3/5/3/3/7/5 syllable count, and an elfje – a 1/2/3/4/1 word count) from Mindlovemisery’s Managerie‘s B&P Shadorma and Beyond prompt, but focused the content on the equine prompt of  Imaginary Garden with Real Toads. I also borrowed the image, by the talented Karin Gustafson, from the Toads, focusing on the transparency of the horse.

I may write more (to the official prompt) later, but if not this is Day 2’s offering to NaPoWriMo 2016.

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Photo by CC Champagne

Photo by CC Champagne

Ever darker clouds roll
eastward-ly over my
evening sky. Will it snow?
Enchanting spring flowers
energize, and fill with
eager longing for more.
Easter, spring’s watershed!

Inspired by today’s optional prompt (Day 2 of NaPoWriMo 2015) where we are asked to consider the constellations, I was reminded of an old ‘Mini-Challenge for Sunday’ over at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads which presented a form called the Pleiades. 

The Pleiades is a star cluster in the constellation Taurus which was, in ancient times, thought to contain only six stars (though it does in fact contain over 500) and was therefore named The Seven Sisters. The poetry form named after this constellation, The Pleiades, was invented in 1999 by Craig Tigerman, Sol Magazine’s Lead Editor and has the following rules: 

“Only one word is allowed in the title followed by a single seven-line stanza. The first word in each line begins with the same letter as the title. Hortensia Anderson, a popular haiku and tanka poet, added her own requirement of restricting the line length to six syllables. 

The poetic form The Pleiades is aptly named: the seven lines can be said to represent the seven sisters, and the six syllables represent the nearly invisible nature of one sister.” 

The above information comes from the old Mini-Challenge, and this is a previous attempt of mine at this form.

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The Orochinagi Snake

 

Image from Deviantart.com

When you lie on the ground
in pain from your wounds
the world around you charred and barren
drained of life, drained of passion.

You will wonder, did I make all that fire just to kill a snake?

When the memories haunt you
keep you awake with endless questions
the world around you grey and dreary
drained of strength, drained of mind.

You will wonder, did I make all that fire just to kill a snake?

When the thoughts of his touch
leaves you crying and alone
the world around you empty and cold
drained of love, drained of laughter.

You will wonder, did I make all that fire just to kill a snake?

Somehow I’m now one day behind on NaPoWriMo 2014‘s prompts. Yesterday’s prompt (Day 1) was to get a quote from the Bibliomancy Oracle, and the quote I received was “You will wonder, did I make all that fire just to kill a snake”. This is what came out of that. Enjoy!

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