42 Words #26

Hi All,

So we are on a roll folks, Rhen has already chosen 26 and much to my delight Astrid has chosen number 27 for next week already.  She was a wonder and posted it in the comments and I’m really hoping she’s starting a trend and someone will select another number this week but before we see what Rhen’s selection brings lets saddle up and recap WESTERNS.

Rhen from Breathing Shallow Poetry

Dave from MMA Storytime

Sadje from Keep It Alive

Rugby43 from The Bag Lady

Jenna from Raspberry Ripples

Well I’m going to admit that WESTERNS went a lot better than I anticipated but this week we have a real difficult one (for me at least).  We are wandering into the field of …


Ok, so I needed to google this one and Wikipedia provides the following definition:

Prose poetry is written as prose, without the line breaks associated with poetry. However, it makes use of poetic devices such as fragmentation, compression, repetition, rhyme, metaphor, and figures of speech.

Now that seems a bit much in 42 words so I’m widening the definition and in this instance anything which has an imaginative or sensitively emotional style of expression will do.

So wax on lyric but contain your poetic sentiment to the 42 words and as always I am always accepting number nominations for future weeks.

8 9 GONE GONE 12 13 GONE
15 16 GONE GONE 19 20 GONE
29 30 31 GONE GONE 34 35
36 GONE 38 39 GONE GONE 42

Here’s my take on this week’s prompt:

Expressionless, they create a dark allure.

The sun hung its head as darkness reached out with spidery fingertips to caress the fragile skyline but others watched eagerly as the moon’s dappled light illuminated the forest and a willowy figure slipped into view.

The scarecrows had come to play.

poetic prose

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© Deb Whittam 2020

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Deb Whittam

With a keen interest in travel, photography, sports and writing I hope to encourage discussions on how culture has impacted on society in the 21st Century.

23 thoughts on “42 Words #26”

      1. You’re gonna make me cry–thank you for your lovely words! I’m just not good at self-promotion, and taking risks…you want to be my submissions secretary? 🙂

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      2. I am more than happy to offer suggestions, I haven’t been that successful with my own ventures but I would look local to start with. Perhaps there is a community newspaper or magazine you could submit to?


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