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Reason 2 Rhyme – “Letter to the Landscape” poetry challenge/prompt

Here’s your Reason 2 Rhyme for the week…

Write a letter to a landscape or scene you pass through today (or often). For example, “Dear Williamsburg Bridge,…”

I thought this was an interesting challenge, since it forces us to take a new look at familiar landmarks or scenes we might take for granted.  Here’s my point of view on the view from my kitchen window…

English: Frogs Hole Lane Pond This pond may be...

Ozark Pond

The distance between us is ever the same

I stand

Fixed

While you wax and wane

Fickle as the moon.

 

As a lover, flush with money

You treat me to green banks

and rippling waters.

But only in the good times.

 

Now, the drought dries up your bounty,

No raining paychecks from the sky.

The scummy skin of deprivation

Stagnating

You shrink into yourself.

 

I wait for the coming change

and the day you will reach for me again.

Add your poem below in the comments, or link to your site and visit other writers by clicking the happy frog below!

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  • Monday Poetry Prompt – check this site for the week’s inspiration
  • Share your poem in the comment section, or link to the site where you have it posted
  • Visit other circle members and comment, like, or share their post
  • Friday Feature – one participant will be randomly drawn from the circle to be featured on this site

That’s it!  Haiku, Cinquain, Sonnet, Villanelle, Blank Verse, Free Form, Limerick… it’s all welcome!

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26 thoughts on “Reason 2 Rhyme – “Letter to the Landscape” poetry challenge/prompt

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    • Thanks, Randy, for sharing your poem, and your shoes. Appreciate you making me get up and open the dictionary too. It was very memoriable. Lol. PS- Quick-slung shoes are quick-lost soles we shall rue as winds bring toll, waving way for storm to come: Don’t stop now, Run, Forrest, Run! 😉

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  10. Dear Karen,

    I enjoyed the contrasting views of the Ozark Pond. You captured well the green riot of summer and the moisture sucking heat of a drought. Ponds are fragile things and very reminiscent of our planet Earth in miniature.

    Aloha,

    Doug

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