July Challenge — with L. Burton


Poems can ring, rise upon sun and moon
or bring momentum to an errant flame.
Maybe it falls face first, mangled too soon
its sound wailing against the sting of rain.

Dawn will singe your senses, set them all free
Perform song and acrobatic dances
cry out in celebration, yours to see
and for a lifetime’s unsung romances

Go strip willow and your garland do plait.
In Sol’s warm sway do strip! And bare your feet!
To tree’s soft gentle song sway and gyrate.
From sky your blessing drink, make woods your meat.

So blaze a trail by scents and flying tails!
The lass astride a moonbeam never fails.

Okay, so for Jilly’s Casting Bricks July poetry challenge, L. Burton did not only a sonnet entitled, Fancy Perfume and Twirling Ribbons, but:

For my contribution, I’ve started a sonnet in anagram form.  Hopefully this doesn’t make anyone want to run away screaming.  I just figured if I’m going to be challenged, I want to really be challenged.

As a refresher:  a sonnet is a 14-line poem with 3 quatrains and a couplet.  Rhyme scheme is abab/cdcd/efef/gg.  I wrote the first 7 lines, now you write the next 7.

Anagrammatic poetry is simply forming new words from existing ones (the existing words being the title – Fancy Perfume and Twirling Ribbons).  Here’s a better explanation with example, and another example here.

All well and good… I would have been better off running away and screaming!  Where the color changes is where I took over.  Just to help you out, if you accept the challenge, the letters you can use are: a,b,c,d,e,f,g, i,  l,m,n,o,p, r,s,t,u, w, y.

Start running!


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