‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge’ Week #17 Entry Part 7) by Miriam Hurdle @mhurdle112 #IARTG #WritingCommunity #ASMSG

Hello everyone and a warm welcome to PART 7)  of the entries for my weekly: “Fiction in A Flash Challenge” Week #17.

Today I’m featuring a contribution from Miriam Hurdle

Last week I set the following Challenge:

Hello everyone and welcome to my new “Fiction in A Flash Challenge!” Each week I’ll be featuring an image and inviting you to write a Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction piece inspired by that image in any format and genre of your choosing.  Maximum word count: 750 words.

Here is the image prompt and Miriam’s contribution.

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Message

A letter curled in the bottle of brown

Left adrift aimless in the open sea

Vessel reached the shore; no sailor drown

After floating miles away carrying English tea

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Left adrift aimless in the open sea

Sparks echoed the shimmering sunbeam above

After floating miles away carrying English tea

A tug in a wandering heart yearning for love

~

Sparks echoed the shimmering sunbeam above

A gentle soul gazed upon the glittering wavy sea

A tug in a wandering heart yearning for love

The mysterious message begged to be free

~

A gentle soul gazed upon the glittering wavy sea

Vessel reached the shore; no sailor drown

The mysterious message begged to be free

from a letter curled in the bottle of brown

(Pantoum Poem)

~Pantoum poem comprises a series of quatrains (stanzas) rhyming ABAB in which the second and fourth lines of a quatrain recur as the first and third lines in the next quatrain. Each quatrain introduces a new second rhyme as BCBC, CDCD. This pattern continues for many stanzas except the final stanza. The first line of the poem recurs as the last line of the closing stanza, and the third line of the poem is the second of the final stanza, rhyming ZAZA.

1 2 3 4

2 5 4 6

5 7 6 8

7 3 8 1

Miriam Hurdle can be reached here…

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Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by! This is the final entry for last week’s image prompt. The new image goes live shortly. I look forward to seeing your comments.

20 thoughts on “‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge’ Week #17 Entry Part 7) by Miriam Hurdle @mhurdle112 #IARTG #WritingCommunity #ASMSG

  1. How amazing, Miriam. I’ve never heard of a Pantoum poem, so thank you for sharing this beautiful poem. You’ve left strong images full of emotion — and taught me about a poetic style that I was completely unaware of. ♥ Thank you, dear Soooz, for bringing the reading community so much delight. 🙂

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    1. When I was a member of a poetry club, I learned to do different poem forms, Yvette. 🙂 I liked the Pantoum and Villanelle forms. They both have some repeated lines and expand new lines in the subsequent stanzas. It was fun for me to do them. Thank you for liking this poem. 🙂

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      1. One teacher at my former school teaches haiki, tanks, and cinquin to her second grade. To me, two more forms are easy to teach: acrostic and one syllable poems. For one syllable poems, just use one adjustive and one noun for any number of lines. I think your students would love them. I’m a member of another poetry group. One member is 84 years old and still writes new poems. She said she started memorizing poems at 4 (?) years old and still can recite the early memorized poems. It’s wonderful of what we can do for students. Have fun, Yvette! 😊

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      2. That’s wonderful, Yvette. 😊 I’m excited about teaching. Right now I share ideas and prepare material for my daughter to teach my granddaughter three days a week when she is not going to preschool. 😊

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