NaPoWriMo: Selkie

 

From the sea, she walks ashore, seal-skin slips

from her body, she stands now unadorned,

save for shimmering hair unbound and flowing

down her back, laced with dulse, she whips

this hair round her body. Girded thus, the sea foresworn

from her human form, she lingers; yet captured

by the sunlight, body glowing, hair in sea-wind blowing,

hearing her lover call, she turns then, bewitched, enraptured.

 

NapoWriMo, Day 20  I started out trying to write a kenning, “calling something not by its actual name, but by a sort of clever, off-kilter description,” which was today’s prompt. I didn’t quite manage the kenning, but I did write a san san, “an eight line poem using three images repeated three times and a rhyme scheme that goes: abcabdcd” for Jane Dougherty’s poetry challenge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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15 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo: Selkie

  1. Your experimenting with diverse poetry styles reminds me of the juxtaposition in a Carl Sandberg quote: Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits. Maybe you agree with it, maybe not.

  2. Pingback: Poetry challenge San San: the entries – Jane Dougherty Writes

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