Bite in the Bark


Wordle 301 with given words taken in order and rhymed.

Breathe cold while snapped-off icicles melt to seep
Through bark like stones of overlapping ice;
Each limb this season will crack its place to keep,
Crimped, till grass and blue will make worth the price.

© May 2017 Colonialist
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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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18 Responses to Bite in the Bark

  1. Each limb this season will
    crack its place to keep,

    There is a tenacity to hold on to it. It is a little different from before!

    Hank

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    • colonialist says:

      I agree, and tried permutations like this originally. The trouble is that it was at the expense of regularity. This was the best I could come up with:

      Breathe cold while melting
      Snapped-off icicles seep
      Through bark like stones of overlapping ice;
      Each limb this season
      Will crack, its place to keep,
      Crimped, till grass and blue can make worth the price.

      Better, or does that just take it back to square one?

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  2. From freezing cold to welcome warmth in a few words. Delightful.

    My Sunday Whirl – Heaven can wait

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  3. Jae Rose says:

    You capture so much in your use of the prompt words – this poem sparkles like ice

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  4. We knew we could leave it to Col…he always makes the words to something special 🙂 Pawkisses for a wonderful day 🙂 ❤

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  5. bulldog says:

    Wow you’ve not lost any of your brilliance whilst I’ve been away

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  6. annell4 says:

    How wonderfully condensed you have created your poem! I am jealous, I seemed to have had to wander in the maze to use all the words.

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