wit or without ~ a blitz poem

call me
call quick
quick wit
quick to add
add ons suck
add to bill
bill in post
bill not paid
paid in advance
paid service

service with a smile
service secret
secret compartment
secret keeper
keeper of bees
keeper to be
be kind
be silly
silly high
silly till I die

die is cast
die another day
day break
day to blitz
blitz poem
blitz it up
up to no good
up in the air
air of Nike
air that lifts

lifts my spirits
lifts to life
life lines
life in progress
progress of poet
progress on pause
pause to listen
pause button
button rose
button fell

fell a tree
fell down flat
flat liner
flat number four
four lines left
four words without
without an end
without much thought


I wrote this blitz poem after seeing David of Skeptic’s kaddish have so much fun with this poetry form 😁 Thank you David.

  • Blitz Poem Rules…umm it kinda does 😉
  • Line 1 should be one short phrase or image (like “build a boat”)
  • Line 2 should be another short phrase or image using the same first word as the first word in Line 1 (something like “build a house”)
  • Lines 3 and 4 should be short phrases or images using the last word of Line 2 as their first words (so Line 3 might be “house for sale” and Line 4 might be “house for rent”)
  • Lines 5 and 6 should be short phrases or images using the last word of Line 4 as their first words, and so on until you’ve made it through 48 lines
  • Line 49 should be the last word of Line 48
  • Line 50 should be the last word of Line 47
  • The title of the poem should be three words long and follow this format: (first word of Line 3) (preposition or conjunction) (first word of line 47)
  • There should be no punctuation

leaves leaving ~ a cethramtu rannaigechta moire

leaves leaving
~autumn calls
loud and clear
let go - fall

floating free
one by one
yellow flakes
have some fun

the wind says
ride on me
I'll take you
down gently


I’m trying this poetry form I met on Val’s blog Murisopsis. It’s a Cethramtu Rannaigechta Moire, an Irish poetical form that is composed of one or more quatrains where all lines are limited to 3 syllables. The 2nd and 4th lines rhyme. A poetic form I can’t pronounce 😀


TiliniThe Himalaya, 2021 photo credit – sangeetha
incense brings morning
blossoms come out of their shells
stretching out last night


My gratitude to Colleen, for featuring my photo on Colleen Cheesebro’s Tanka Tuesdays, to Liyona for featuring my poem on Go Dog Go Cafe’s Halloween challenge and Cee Neuner for featuring Mindfills on Ceenphotography featured blogger for October CMMC, and to Willow for linking Mindfills on her beutiful haiku. Thank you for being my inspiation🙏 It’s been a wonderful week. Will keep me writing.

All ~ a sonnet

All it ever takes, is a single breath,
a tendril touch that leaves the heart agape,
wondrousness springing in velveteen stealth,
imbuing blush pink in every cloudscape
of my lost soul that just met its mirror
this beatific, erotic reflection
staring unblinking at the other
in the afterglow of recognition

Your eyes that look through mine and goes beyond
our time and space and imagination
into worlds we resolve to build and bond
where we are limitless; yet, we are one
merging, melding, in the infinity,
all in that one sweet breath you took with me


Mindfills of s.s. for Cee’s FOTD, OctPoRiMo – sonnet ABABCDCD EFEFG 10 syllables in each line, using words agape, erotic, breath, wondrousness, dVerse OLN, Eugi’s weekly prompt – afterglow, FOWC resolve

somewhere ~ a decima

somewhere near the afternoon
the sun lit up a dream I'd drawn
with true colours of my life's storm
that turns, on a whim, glee to gloom
or takes me right up to the moon
and back for breakfast served
- a shot of coffee, extra verve
only for me, that little more
of my sweet life that I adore,
...all that I totally deserve!


Ronovan Writes Decima – verve in c rhyme abbaaccddc & Reena’s exploration challenge – wordplay (Customer – true storm, or, to, more, me), Cee’s CMMC – orange, Cee’s FOTD