Friday, February 05, 2010

Wordzzle 98 - Inside the box

This is my contribution to this week's Wordzzle. Wordzzle is a game in which each week word lists, used to create stories, are given on the blog Views from Raven's Nest. Participating users post their stories on their own blogs.

This is my entry number 42, for Wordzzle week 98.

Ten Word Challenge:

treasure chest,
baying wolf,
wind chill,
laundry list

The crippled angel's laundry list
held many things to do
Things were added everyday
but some were checked off too

A wolf cried out in loneliness
and lack of things to do
And the baying wolf's idiom
across the landscape blew

A squirrel looked in its pantry
at the acorns grown more few
and thought of warmer weather
when food in abundance grew

A salamander sat upon a treasure chest
waiting for the dew
and hoped for better weather
as the wind about it grew

A cow out in a meadow
was disturbed by wind chill too
and dreamed of summer days
as the wind about it blew

As time passed the wind was less
and the earth warmed anew
The wolf rejoined its roving pack
whose members became less few

An owl sitting in a tree
watched and called out "Who"
and the angel crossed items off his list
of many things to do

Mini Challenge:

ring tone,

The ravishing ruler heard a risque ring tone while eating a ripe radish, and reigned down hard on the rogue.

Mega challenge:

treasure chest,
baying wolf,
wind chill,
laundry list

ring tone,

If the treasure chest was opened
what treasures would we see?
Ravishing radishes and ringing ring tones
and radiant rulers three?

Or rash and risque rabble-rousers
talking for a fee?
Or a baying wolf without a mate
a sad sight for to see?

Or salamanders packed in like sardines
for some a special treat?
Or food for empty pantries
if such a thing could be?

Or perhaps a breeze to cause wind chill
when warmth is what you seek?
Or crippled cats without hats
or boots for their tootsies?

Or the missing laundry list
of goals you couldn't reach?
Or a list of obscure idioms
spoken on a beach?

Will good or bad be revealed
when the lid swings free?
Best have an angel by your side
when its time to see.

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Blogger Raven said...

Worth waiting for! As the snow comes down here in the chilly, chilly east, your first poem made me smile reminding me that Spring is coming. Loved your mini and your last poem was fun too, especially that first stanza!

5:03 PM, February 10, 2010  
Blogger Argent said...

Well, if you're running late, I'm running later - in my commenting anyway. Your poems were exhuberant this week. I do amdire people who can not only do wordzzles but get them into such good rhyming shape in the bargain. My favorite is probably the first one - a string of quite striking images for me.

12:30 PM, February 13, 2010  

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