Wednesday’s Poetic Bloomings In-Form Poet Prompt urged its contributors to write a Memento poem—about a holiday, anniversary, or like event. A Memento poem consists of two 6-line stanzas, with syllables running 8,6,2,8,6,2 each with rhyme scheme of abcabc for both stanzas.
I worried this prompt for a few hours while I worked on another project and decided to write about a park along the west side of Florida where we spent a week a couple of years ago while on the road. I hope you enjoy my little memento.
Down by the Seashore
Beaches washed with soft blue waters,
Skies screeching with sea birds;
Never a comber who falters,
Even at sea’s foam curds,
Toes separated by warm sand
squirm, feeling Earth’s wet breast
Wondering if ever my hand
could make a green wave-pressed
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Meanwhile over at Writer’s Digest, Poetic Asides Prompt #208 wanted us to write a forever poem. I had to be a bit predictable, didn’t I? Forever connotes eternity, which is a concept of cosmic proportions.
Stars expand, release energies
into voids, creating new potential
for greater stars than themselves,
never moving beyond their orbits
of the Universe’s center and its well
of gravity strewn satellites.
For all of time that man relates,
the Universe has moved out,
away from itself, leaving behind
peeks at its working, its beginnings,
and its wonders to behold;
defining for us eternity.
- In-form Poet Wednesday – Memento (poeticbloomings.com)
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- Poetry prompt – A twist in the tale (ruleofstupid.wordpress.com)
- “W” is for Wednesday & Writing Poetry (2voices1song.com)
- Rose is a Rose is a Rose is a Poem – Flowers in Poetry (proflowers.com)