Anyway, here are today's poetry offerings: Poetic Asides' prompt is 'Like ___' and the form is Shadorma. Monday's Child has a lovely illustration by Elizabeth Webbe, and the form is Saraband. And finally, one of the prompts listed on Big Tent Poetry is all about using an old wives' tales. The poem for this prompt is also a Shadorma.
|Image courtesy fineartamerica/Beth Stormont - Hangin' Around|
Like Old Sneakers
a telephone wire,
when someone tries to reach them:
they won’t come back down.
It’s wash day for Diana Duck.
She sings a darling, duckling song
and irons clothes. She’s full of pluck.
And Dermid Duck, he joins right in
while folding laundry in neat stacks.
He places them in drawer and bin
and then he goes and gets duck snacks.
And after that, they go to town
to buy a brand new eiderdown
in shades of blue and chocolate brown.
At night the ducks sit on the deck.
Diana turns to give a peck
to Dermid, who says, “Honey Bun,
I’m so glad all the washing’s done.”
|Image courtesy of James Creek Outfitters|
Seeing a new moon for the first time on a Monday will bring you good luck. – Old Adage
You can’t see
much of a new moon
other day, for that matter.
Is luck just hidden?