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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Magpie Tales: Mrs. Moore's monument

Today, the writers' group Imaginary Garden with Real Toads introduced a poetic form called Pleiades. It consists of a one-word title, followed by seven lines of six syllables each, and each line begins with the same letter as the title.

For Magpie Tales, the prompt photo shows a beautiful old cemetery with a central monument bearing the single name Moore. I have chosen the Pleiades form for the following short poem.

Prompt provided for Magpie Tales

Monument
Mrs. Moore is no more
maybe she’s in heaven
making baby booties
meant for baby angels
mothering ev’ryone:
maid or man or master—
Mrs. Moore looks after




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19 comments:

anthonynorth said...

Great words for the pic.

Kathy Bischoping said...

Mm!

Kay said...

this sounds like a real challenge!! but i like what you did with it..x

Kay said...

Very good, Kay. You really have a gift with words.

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

nice take...

JJRod'z

Other Mary said...

Mrs. Moore sounds saintly! Nice one Kay.

Isabel Doyle said...

marvellous!

Nanka said...

Poor Mrs Moore must have died taking care of everyone on earth and looks like she has not learnt from her mistakes as yet!! ;) LOL!!

Lolamouse said...

Ah, no rest for the Mrs., even in death! Great poem and great job with the Pleiades!

izzy said...

More to look after in heaven you know! ( she did) Thanks.

Nana Jo said...

Interesting poetic form. I enjoyed your tribute to Mrs Moore.

(I see you live one province over! I am in B.C. Lovely to find you today.)

Brian Miller said...

a mothers work is never done...even in heaven...smiles. nicely played to form...

Roy Schulze said...

This is sweet. It reminds me of the Mrs. Moore in the movie "A Passage to India" who reminded me of my grandmother, both of whom were heartbreakingly sweet. My Magpie this week is A Plot Both Great and Grand.

Helen said...

I am impressed with the way you managed a difficult poetic form ... thoroughly enjoyable.

Tess Kincaid said...

Charming!

Margaret said...

Marvelously
Magnificent. :)

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Poor Mrs Moore!

Excellent.

Anna :o]

chiccoreal said...

Dear Kaye: Pleiades My how shiny this light Made heavenly bright More light please upon Moore (now you got me doing it!)Magical fun! :)

insanebloom said...

Sweet!!