Writing 201: Animal

Writing 201: Animal

Your prompt: animal

Today’s form: concrete poetry

This is where the text of the poetry forms some kind of shape or image. (I nearly fainted at this)

I have not really done it as it should be, but I am no techy nor coding expert, this was so over my head.  I did however spend quite some time trying to work out how to do this on word, so that is enough for me haha, my greymatter now screams)

Today’s device: enjambment

This is when when a grammatical sentence stretches from one line of verse to the next.

I think I managed this just a bit.

~.~.~

I have written about my love of riding and horses, though I have not had the pleasure for a few years it never really leaves you.

The memory certainly doesn’t.

There was nothing better than going out to Great Windsor Park on a misty cold morning, the mist swirling around making it both eerie and magical.  During rutting times you could hear the deer bellowing ‘that sound’ which was to me quite scary, you never knew when a pair of antlers might appear within the clearing of the fog or mist.

I loved my horse, Rocky was his name and he lived in to his late 30’s.  He had a good innings as they say.  I have not ridden since, I think I am a ‘one horse woman!’.

Writing 201: Animal

Writing 201: Animal

  39 comments for “Writing 201: Animal

  1. February 19, 2015 at 3:13 PM

    I think you nailed the challenge! Lovely verse, Justine… No photo of you and Rocky???

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    • February 19, 2015 at 3:15 PM

      hah thank you i did think this morning to dig out a photo but I was braindead by the time I had fiddled with word for hours on end haha….I will however probably dig something out …you got me thinking, I will give you a shout if i do 😀 xx

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    • February 19, 2015 at 3:22 PM

      I just took a quick picture of a picture and snuck it in the featured image, does it show? x

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  2. February 19, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    Great job Justine. I loves it 😉

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  3. February 19, 2015 at 3:28 PM

    I love it too. I like the words, shaped around the image.

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  4. February 19, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    I really like the words around the image, too! Lovely poem!

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  5. February 19, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    Lovely poem about your horse. I couldn’t quite complete this task – just haven’t mastered shapes! Dare I say that your poem was a little erotic?? 🙂

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    • February 20, 2015 at 10:22 PM

      oh i cheated a little with the shape believe you me i could not have done it through any fancy coding hehe. I guess it could be erotic in some sort of way, it’s a primitive thing riding in many ways 🙂 x

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      • February 20, 2015 at 11:49 PM

        Hey what’s a little cheating between bloggers? 🙂 Perhaps I should have been a bit more ladylike and used the word sensual instead of erotic like one of your other readers below. That sounds much nicer on second thoughts! 🙂 “Erotic” sounds so “fifty shades”!

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  6. February 19, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    Congrats Justine!! Of course you nailed it! ️Xxx

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  7. February 19, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    Just perfect.

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  8. February 19, 2015 at 7:24 PM

    Nice one. One can clearly gather fro this that you are, indeed, an experienced rider, and that you love your horse. 🙂

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  9. February 19, 2015 at 7:34 PM

    This one is lovely, Justine 🙂

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    • February 20, 2015 at 10:23 PM

      Thank you Nimmi, how are you getting on?x

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      • February 21, 2015 at 11:40 AM

        So far so good 🙂 Thank you, dear. Blogging is becoming my life now 😛 Your poems are so lovely, Justine! Hope you are doin’ as good as possible ❤ 🙂

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        • February 21, 2015 at 6:04 PM

          awe thank you glad you like my poems. Its a new venture for me. Am doing good esp today as had a lovely day out with a friend 🙂 x

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  10. February 19, 2015 at 8:51 PM

    Ages ago I used to ride as well and your poem just reminded me of the feeling. Thank you and have a great day! 🙂

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  11. Jen
    February 20, 2015 at 4:43 AM

    Good grief — they certainly threw enough challenges at once, didn’t they?!? Yikes!
    You did beautifully — the image adds to the enjambment, and it is *such* a sensual write.

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    • February 20, 2015 at 6:39 PM

      thank you…I wrote another sort of sensual or i am not quite sure what youw ould call it, it was an elegy, totally stumped me to begin with. I find looking at images sometimes really helps when stuck x

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      • Jen
        February 20, 2015 at 6:53 PM

        On one level it comes across as an elegy — but with the word choices, at sometimes it comes across as having a subtle second layer of meaning.

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        • February 20, 2015 at 10:29 PM

          ah its today one, based on fog that is meant to be the elegy, the animal one here is meant to be concrete, oh its so confusing lol x

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          • Jen
            February 21, 2015 at 2:01 AM

            No worries — with the WP emails being what they are (!!) I”m always a day behind schedule commenting. Which can be confusing!!!

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            • February 21, 2015 at 5:59 PM

              hah yes, totally, doesn’t take much for me hehe x

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              • Jen
                February 22, 2015 at 1:30 AM

                [hugs]

                Well, you get to thinking about one poem — thinking the last poem is safely tucked into bed — and then someone wakes it up again, LOL

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