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April 14th & 15th ~ Poetry Playing

April 14th

Sven, Saved

Sven sailed the seven seas
to see what he could seize.
Sven sailed a silver ship
that traveled with the breeze.
Silver sails swelling
swiftly sailed the ship,
to the shores of Sicily
oh what a perilous trip.
Sven spied upon the silver shore,
a supple maiden fair,
with stunning curves, a glistening tail,
and sunshine in her hair.
Sven said to seven sailors,
I want her for my mate,
The seven sailors quarreled,
all clearly quite irate.
Surely the sensuous siren,
whose name they knew was Cheryl,
would claim the captain, steal the ship,
and sink them in a barrel.
The sailors chose to disobey.
The captain they did seize.
They set the sails and sailed away
upon the seven seas.


Poetry Playing: Day 14
prompt: audio poem


April 15th


The man in the moon
chases starlight through the pines.
And on the back porch
I sit in my rocker.


Poetry Playing: Day 15
prompt: the man in the moon

It’s National Poetry month. Write a poem — or two!


  1. It would be interesting to hear someone try to read the first one! Might be quite a tongue twister.

    I had thought the word that was going to rhyme with Cheryl would be peril. 🙂

    Well done on both.

    1. Barbara — barrel rhymes with Cheryl! And I will see what I can do about getting you an oral reading. Right now I am up to my neck in WORK and right now I seem to be channeling Maynard G. Krebs!

      1. Okay I tried, it’s HARD… You need to video tape yourself reading it aloud so we can hear just how it’s supposed to sound… I think that would be the best idea :p

  2. You are really quite amazing, ya know that? I thought the same as Barbara at first – about it being a bit of a tongue twister — but really that’s only at the beginning… it gets easier…

    … and… I LOVED Maynard! I loved Dobie to… But Maynard more!

  3. wow. the alliteration in the first one is quite stunning. you did a great job.
    and the second one made me smile 🙂

    1. Polona – -than you. By the time I finished the first one I was exhausted. The second one showcases about how much energy I had left!

  4. Surely the sensuous siren,
    whose name they knew was Shirley,
    would claim the captain, steal the ship,
    and send them to be early.

    not as funny, but I can rarely resist using “surely, Shirley”…

    Exceedingly well done, Q!

    And I’m thinking that sitting on your back porch would be quite lovely.

  5. QUILLY you are such a genius with words. i really am getting hooked on poetry now. but it has been ages (like eons ago) since i took it seriously. that was when i was a teenager, in love for the first time. slowly, i’m getting back to playing with words. thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

    blessings to you,

  6. I really like the first one! Your first commenter is right, I would really like to hear its tongue twister version! In fact, I’m starting to memorize it right now cos I got nothing else planned for today. Haha! I love a good word challenge.

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