For Miz Quickly’s poetry prompt: six lines, da-dum
About This Writing Thing
True ease in writing comes from art, not chance
An Essay on Criticism (Sound and Sense) Alexander Pope
Gotta love barefoot gal prancing through foam
Trying to fetch words with her ink-filled lance
Knowing no other is tougher to hone
Leaps in cold waves while crowd watches askance
Casts out her lines so carefully combed
Catching a poem is hope taking that chance.
Elizabeth Crawford 4/2/13
Notes: I hate iambic pentameter. Have avoided it since the beginning. When I saw the prompt this morning, my first thought was to run off to the casino and risk my meager finances playing the slots. But, I committed myself to do this thing, so here I am doing my love/hate dance.
The image is a pen and ink drawing I started but then spilled water on, so grabbed a brush and had some fun. It will remain unfinished but I thought it matched the wishing I was fishing feeling I’ve had since seeing the prompt this morning.