February 23rd, 2006

nanowrimo 2010

2006.54 Prose

Today's Movie Quote: "When your head says one thing and your whole life says another, your head always loses."

         I am in the throes of a full-blown cold now. Severe medication is in order.

         I've been writing. You'll find some prose in louderprose and linebyline. Nothing spectacular, but at least I am writing prose. I've also added some "flash fiction" to Inkwell Manor's "campfire" forum under the title 55 fiction, as each piece must be no more than 55 words long and must contain a complete story. It is addictive and painful.

         I'm moving slowly today and will spend much of my time napping so I will leave this short today.


2006.54.1 Bringer of Dreams

Bringer of Dreams

He enters, evil, the bringer of dreams
And stalks to his place where candlelight streams.
The table's set for a feast of renown,
The servers pale in their shimmering gowns.

The lord of dreams is feasting
On the minds of men asleep.

Gathered round him ancient nightmare shadows
Cast reflections on minds in sleeping's throes.
Men twist beneath the baleful blades of fear
And call out night terrors that all may hear.

The lord of dreams is feasting
On the minds of men asleep.

His glistening blood-cup is raised on high
He quaffs it with a bold demonic sigh.
It drains and souls of men turn cold and dark
And dying spirits give up their last spark.

The lord of dreams is feasting
on the minds of men asleep.

The dawn is coming slow but yet apace
Dreamlord pulls his hood o'er his ghastly face.
The night-feast is ended - terror has flown
Men wake to the day - are no more alone.


2006.54.2 Cinquains

Cinquains: Variations on a theme of Bucolia

Green undulating
Trampling tall grass
Running free in wind

Warm clear
Spilling over rocks
My heart splashing joyously

Neat rows
Checking every grape
Eager for spring wine

Sheep abound
Watching dutifully always
Wary of cunning wolves

Small trees
Lolling in shadows
Relishing the cool quiet


A cinquain has five lines.
Line 1 is one word (the title);
Line 2 is two words that describe the title.
Line 3 is three words that tell action
Line 4 is four words that express feeling
Line 5 is one word that recalls the title

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