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TBP Redux 9- Monoku for a Couplet



 Ms Rose, as inspiration, today penned a verse; her gift – enjoy.



The prompts:

During the holidays, stories are fantastic. Even the dull and routine undergo a fanciful transformation, like the winter storm that dumps tons of snow causing widespread disruption, horrible car wrecks, and hours of backbreaking labor, magically becomes “The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow / Gave a lustre of midday to objects below…”

So, as we take out our garlands, strings of twinkling lights, glittering wreaths, Sugar Plum Fairies and Elves on Shelves from storage, let’s also take everyone on a journey through the back of our magical wardrobes into a fantastic world of miracles and wonder.

11 thoughts on “TBP Redux 9- Monoku for a Couplet

  1. You wrote a beautiful couplet. No way that I could reach the lyrical bar you set with your prompt, so I chose to praise it instead.
    I bold faced it. Did you not realise what a talented writer you are?


  2. Um, that is actually a verse from the poem, Twas the Night Before Christmas! (Which is actually titled, A Visit from St. Nicholas:
    Wish I could claim it, but that would be plagiarism.
    I had to look up what is a Monoku, and it was pretty cool to see that the rest almosts fits the 17-syllable thing. I took a stab at rewriting it to make it fit Monoku. Not sure it actually worked, but fun to try!
    Anyway, thanks for the compliment. 😉

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    1. Yes, thanks! It’s why I used it. Does that mean I get it, poetry that is, sort of, on some level?
      BTW… this has been a WordPress deadzone kind of day. Because I was curious, I opened your post and found the comment back-n-forth. Typically I get replies in the Reader and email notification. So weird!


  3. We all underestimate our ‘gifts’. It took me a long time to realize that I can call myself a writer. I always knew I was a poet though…

    I can tell you both, T and L that I enjoy your writing and your prompts!!

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  4. a lovely thought: it is the season of miracles and wonder especially here in OZ where we are largely on top of this cursed virus, and hopefully by Xmas it will be like that everywhere 🙂

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  5. I many like your beautiful blog. A pleasure to come stroll on your pages. A great discovery and a very interesting blog. I will come back to visit you. Do not hesitate to visit my universe. Happy New Year 😊 A soon.


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