Tag Archives: Sammi’s Weekend Challenge

Beneath the Pier

Down to the shore I went, to find some pressable pieces. A frond of seaweed that looked like a mat. a short frayed length of plastic tat, and a paper bag, with sand pressed in its creases. Back in the … Continue reading

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A Salve for My Skin

Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake … Um, ladies … Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog. Ladies, wait! Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg, and howlet’s … Continue reading

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The Sands of Nag Hammadi

In 1945 thirteen leather-bound papyrus codices were found at Nag Hammadi, Egypt, believed buried after 367 when St Athanasius declared anathema such non-canonical books. Today, all but a few of the 52 treatises recovered are known as the Gnostic Gospels. … Continue reading

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Pumped-up Perseus

Don’t you knock upon my door, I find you utterly scurrilous And don’t you deign to speak to me, you who are discourteous A pathetic poet-singer, to think yourself a second Orpheus No romantic poet, you, but a caricature hilarious … Continue reading

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I’ll Give It a Miss

Oh Sammi, Sammi, Sammi dear What a project set I’ve thought and thought and thought and thought But I’ve had no inspiration yet The solstices, they’re no problem Summer and winter too For those I’ll easily whip up a rhyme … Continue reading

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Twice Daily Covered

Sand-coated sea-stones, reds and blacks Masquerading tumbled green glass White and coloured quartz that glisten Jet and precious amber microscopic dust Cockles, lugworms, winkles, driftwood Starfish, crabs and mermaids’ purses Blackened groynes grown thick with limpets Castles, buckets, spades abandoned … Continue reading

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Mother Goose

I watched your first paddle in water; I kept you safe from harm, for I am the Mother Goose, in devotion, cackling loud in alarm Composed in response to Sammi’s Weekend Prompt: Devotion in 25 words.

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