Weds Poetry Prompt: ‘A Writer Chasing Whispers’


Haven’t posted for a while – however, this is because a lot of the Wednesday prompts have ended up becoming poems I wish to include in my next collection – watch this space…

This week’s prompt:

For today’s prompt, use at least 3 of the following 6 words in your poem:

  1. colossal
  2. flat
  3. husky
  4. muse
  5. scheme
  6. transfer

If you want to go above and beyond, try using all six words.

Naturally, as usual I made it a point to include all six!

‘A Writer Chasing Whispers’

I fear my muse has eluded me;
For the words poured this evening
Are teeming with mediocrity;
So tired with no real meaning.

Gone is the husky voice in my head,
That guided so many narratives,
Now I have plots with no thread
Or stories falling flat and derivative.

Now ideas just float around aimlessly;
Colossal sagas with no plan or scheme
With my sweet influencer now missing
They are as fleeting as forgotten dreams.

How I long for the song and lyre
Of my most cherished inspirer
Who could transfer rhythmic fire
In but one quivering whisper.

Like this poem? Read more in my first poetry collection, ‘The Awakening’, avaliable NOW!

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