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!

April 10th — Poetry Playing

Before we get to today’s poem I want to remind you all to visit Poetry Playing and vote for your favorite Limerick.   There are no names on the poems to keep voting fair, but yes, I have entered a Limerick in the contest.  Do try your best to pick it, won’t you? Voting will take place on Friday and Saturday, April 9 and 10, 2010. Deadline 11 PM eastern standard time today.  The Winner will be announced Sunday, April 11th.

Resurrecting Me

Jesus is Spring
he tills the fallow fields of my soul
casting out stones
and pulling weeds
planting love
fertilizing with his own blood
harvesting life eternal.


Poetry Playing, Day 10
Prompt: Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world. ~ Virgil A. Kraft

It’s National Poetry Month. Write a poem!