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Bachelorette
April 19th, 2012, 05:53 PM
Hello all~

At my old writing forum, we had a poetry game/prompt similar to the "use this line in a poem" thread, but with a bit more flexibility, IMO. The first user posts five words, and the next user posts a poem of any kind that contains ALL FIVE of those words. Then that person posts five more words, and the next one writes a poem using those five words, and so on. The words can be personal names too, as long as it's just a one-word name (i.e., Juliet is okay; Juliet Capulet would not be).

Here's an example of one I wrote for this challenge:

The five words were theology, incandescence, liberated, soldier, black. So I wrote:

liberated from a poisoned theology
i soldier forth into the bright void
where the illimitable incandescence
of new and beautiful truth illuminates
the black, bleak forests in the night

____________________________

Now it's your turn!

Five words:

fire
cloud
abandon
literature
ocean

D.H.A.O.H.
November 22nd, 2012, 04:48 AM
The literature,
bound in fire,
words caught and sent to the sky,
edification precipitation,
clouds heavy with the heavy notions,
unable to hold themselves aloft.

Five words:
Defenestration
words
earth
impact
zealous

Bloggsworth
November 22nd, 2012, 09:45 AM
The Presidents life ended in defenestration.
On reflection, it is entirely possible that careless words
resulted in premature contact with solid earth,
and that that outcome, and resultant impact,
were a consequence of precipitous action by underlings who were a touch overzealous.


Tramlines
Cobbles
umberellas
Fog
Lamplighter


That should generate some Dickensian & Christmassy thoughts...

D.H.A.O.H.
November 23rd, 2012, 09:09 AM
Tramlines,
violently ripped from the cobbles,
lamplighters stare in awe,
they wish they would have thought to bring umbrellas,
as the bricks begin to fall.
the Zeppelin trails its streamers of metal into the fog.

Eldritch
Apple
Table
Avian
Sky

Glass Pencil
November 27th, 2012, 09:52 PM
She was the shining apple
at evening's eldritch table
a soaring sense of unlit sky
perfectly poised avian eyes

gremlin
mechanism
melancholy
protest
protean

Aramis
November 29th, 2012, 10:21 AM
the ghost in the machine
the gremlin in the mechanism
screetch out their laments
both melancholy and raging
in protean disorder.


cringe
new
investigation
insult
once

Faquarl
February 18th, 2013, 10:59 AM
the killer who spread the cringe
forced a new investigation to began
he who insulted the police
will be punished once he has caught

we
plead
fail
victor
friend

TuesdayEve
February 10th, 2018, 04:32 PM
***There was no mention of the order.

My friend knew how to fail
The plead of guilt in his eyes
We stood once as the victor
Now the victim of compromise

again
too
adornment
horse
loyal

TuesdayEve
February 19th, 2018, 02:33 AM
My horse is my loyal friend
When I fall, she bids, get on again
corresponding adornments and
matching red hats
together we show a trot and a prance
collected and cued, side saddle dance
Oops, she fell too


story
honest
dancing
wildfire
blue

TuesdayEve
March 31st, 2018, 02:55 AM
Heres the honest true story of bear
Who got caught in a wildfire scare
he was dancing around
and he suddenly found
blue fire burns hotter beware

corn
white
plate
soil
eat

Kieran
January 20th, 2020, 03:45 AM
An ear of corn
Upon a plate
The light is shining
Bright and white
Upon each yellow kernel
So kindly yielded by the soil
Until you take a bite
That is
For poison can be yellow too
You know


cloud
castle
breath
dream
love

Foxee
January 20th, 2020, 04:02 AM
Breath of a dream
cloud wrapped
dragon castle looms
is vanquished
by a silver look
of love


liquid
tarnish
hellbent
lovely
pittance