This challenge by Colleen Chesebro explores Ekphrastic poetry, inspired by visual art or photographs. D. L. Finn provided the photo for this month’s challenge:
My poem is a diatelle, which is a fun, syllable counting form like the etheree with a twist. The syllable structure of the diatelle is: 1,2,3,4,6,8,10,12,10,8,6,4,3,2,1.
with the rhyme structure abbcbccaccbcbba.
Our home’s here…
Free to swim, folk drink beers,
Praying no more wars, or who wins,
Not encumbered by human bloodshed’s limbs,
We rise up, chitter chatter, play in the hot sun,
We are four proud playful fish without sins,
Who denounce all wars against kin,
Ditch those awful sad tears,
Join with us in…
Seas. Love. Dear.
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That was a tricky one to write. I’m not a huge fan of writing rhyming poetry but I gave it a go…!! Hope you enjoyed.
I think you did great with the rhymes, they flow smoothly into the poem. Fabulous poem, MJ!
Thank you Priscilla. It was a mighty hard one to do. I’m not so good at rhyming poetry but I had a go. 🙂
BEAUTIFUL! Can you imagine the magic of swimming with dolphins? I’d so love to do so. 💗
Yes, me too Gwen. 🙂
Love it! We could learn a lot from them.
Thank you! We can indeed Denise. 🙂
What a lovely and delightful poem, Marje. I loved the lightheartedness. Bravo, you’re back to writing poetry! <3
Thank you Colleen. It was fun to do. <3
I’m glad. I hope everything is going well with you. Keep me updated. LOL! <3
I will. Must pop a message in the sisters chat! <3
Great diatelle, MJ! I really enjoyed it. 🙂
Thank you Yvette. <3
Lovely, Marje. This is so peaceful.
Thank you Robbie. >3
Lovely take on the prompt, Marje. A beautiful prompt!
Yes fantastic prompt. Thank you Diana. <3
Lovely response to the prompt, Marje. I like how this flows 💕🙂
Thank you so much Harmony. <3
Lovely Marje.. lighthearted but still carrying a message to us humans… ♥
Yes, we could learn from these creatures, Sally. <3
Indeed if we could only be so free.
💖Nice to see you as well in Robbie and Kaye Lynns anthology!!
Hi Jules. Yes if only! Thank you great to take part in the anthology. We’re a lucky pair!
It is fun to recognize many poets from years of blogging included!! ✨
Yes indeed. Some old friends and new ones to discover too!
Fantastic, Marje – just magical. Toni x
Thank you so much Toni. x