Tuesday, September 18, 2007

John G's Challenge - finally!

Ten words: see what you think!

At a poetry reading, I fell into a daydream:
a tall man read a poem about a ferret.
The ferret had a baritone voice, sang
lemon scented songs, undercut by tarmac
stuck to its paws. Around the walls
of its home were deep green shamrocks
grooving gently on a kite string:
And a piece of driftwood countered
his walls preserved with beeswax;
an ultimatum in spinning song.

He never said it had to make sense...?

7 comments:

john.g. said...

I now know you ARE a poet, it's just that I didn't know it!

Surreal, but interesting! xx

SpanishGoth said...

Interesting - I reckon I could get 8/10 seeing as it was my warped mind that came up with the concept originally.

Like the choice of music on your profile though.

chiefbiscuit said...

I workshop with another couple of poet-friends and we like to string odd words together to see what we come up with - always fascinating and surprising - like this one you've come up with. And no, it doesn't have to make sense.

Cailleach said...

Good point Goth - 9/10 then :)

heh heh, john G ;)

CB - I love stretching from what you know to what you're not familiar with. They say you should try something new every once in a while!

SpanishGoth said...

You can't beat a bit of 'improv' as it does stretch the mind - which is never a bad thing

Jan said...

Loved it, Cailleach!
Shows what YOU can do!

Jon M said...

*sigh* I think I've got 10 words lurking somewhere...not sure I can top that...