Friday, January 10, 2014

I'm running late (Blogophilia 46.6)

I've been having fun this week trying to figure this set of prompts out.  I started with some bad poetry:


Wisps of steam obscuring the view
Of a snow covered walk
We look like something the cat drug in
Disentangling arms
Sweat soaked hair
Tender skin
We love like lions
Fifty times a day.
You are Zachariah
Level higher than others.
Burning brightly
Over all.


And while everything is in there (the odd fact is Lions can mate up to 50 times a day in season), there was something unsatisfying about it.

So, I tried again, using a story about how my cat drug in an owl (or the owl chased him in). And that way, I could mention how owls have three eyelids, one for blinking, one for sleeping and another for keeping their eyes clean.  And I could mention how awesome (again on the level of Zachariah) it was to have the thing staring at me.  But, then people would say: "Pics or it didn't happen".  He was so surprising, I grabbed a beach towel (to toss over his head) instead of the camera.

Finally, though, time ran out.  So here it is and enjoy.  I've got to get some sleep. 



17 comments:

  1. Frist!!

    50 times a day is too much. I'm glad I'm not a lion.. The owl is one of the most interesting cat drug ins all week. haha -David II

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    1. That was Buckwheat the Hunter. He would bring in all sorts of stuff. Snakes, bunnies, birds...

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  2. isn't it fun being a writer? never happy with one's work. I've spent a good part of the day on a description for my book.
    The poem is fine. You are a writer

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    1. Really, a lot of the times I'm not. The poem went through several revisions before I got it this far.

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  3. The topics were probably the toughest that Marvin has put together, ever! But you did really well in gathering your forces and your writing ability here!

    Blue fool

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  4. Well done!
    I was beginning to wonder if I had upset you last week by missing your blog and that you had decided not to write one for this week. Relieved I am to view this!
    8 points Earthling! :)

    Marvin

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    1. And break my streak?

      Can't get the points if you don't write.

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  5. I think your poem turned out very well and great how you used the very challenging prompts this week.

    Michelle K

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  6. A lot of times Marvin throws one strange (or hard to use) prompt at us but this week both seem to be and worse they don't seem to mix the best, I looked at them and threw the idea of a poem out the window. So kudo's to you and for even attempting it.

    TM

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    1. The hard one was the Odd Fact. Getting something that fits what you doing was harder than it looks.

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  7. Great be the poem and the latter part as well .. Interestin bout the lion glad um just a Leo and not the lion .. Smiles .. :)

    Bettie

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  8. Wow! That is an impressive poem, Chris.

    Irene

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  9. Yes, indeed, I found this week's combination of prompts really difficult. You did a great job with them. Wonderful poetry too.

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