This week’s Midweek Poetry slot is another creative challenge and link-up with Karen my blog-buddy and #creativesister from Leaf & Petal.
We each picked 5 random words, making 10 words to incorporate into a poem. They are:
Lens, Exquisite, Forgiven, Soar, Cat, White, Blancmange, Lush, Hedge, Blackbird
Quite a challenge, but then creativity is never a challenge, really. You just go with something; follow a thought as it burrows down a particular rabbit hole.
GOLDEN EAGLE SOARS
The lens was hidden,
buried deep in the hedge
amidst green leaves and twigs and nests,
trained on the exquisite sight
of a Golden Eagle.
This was no common-or-garden blackbird
(though everyone loves a blackbird – right?)
– including next door’s cat.
But this was a lush bird
with a wing-span too incredible to mention
and a prowess that preceded him and so
when he touched the sky – oh how
those wings could soar! High
up until you could be forgiven for thinking
you’d never seen him at all; his white
breast a fringe of blancmange
akin to clouds in delicate repose
where the lens can’t reach – just a mirage;
an exquisite mirage.
But we got him from the hedge, captured
once, now, forever.
Words + birds = bird poetry. Oh how I love it.
Now read what Karen came up with.