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Jane’s Weekly Poetry Challenge

Jane Dougherty has this lovely poetry challenge on her blog. Every Wednesday she puts up a few words, and you are challenged to conjure up a poem using them all, and leave a link to your creation in the comments section.  There’s even a painting or a picture to kickstart your imagination.

This week’s challenge (ok technically last week’s) cane be found here. There are some beautiful verses people come up with, I would urge you to go and have a look.

This week’s words were –

Aerial, profound, murmur, splintering, spark

My attempt –

“A splintering flint

A spark , a glint

A murmur from dry coke

And flames abound

In power profound

And aerial goes the smoke.”



About hbhatnagar

I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. There were many reasons why I gradually became more regular in posting, but one way or the other, here I am! So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on(and trust me this does become an issue more often than I'd care to admit). I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice.


17 thoughts on “Jane’s Weekly Poetry Challenge

  1. Wish ibcould write with your style Sigh Baba

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Mon ☠ | 14/06/2016, 5:34 AM
  2. You have such a way with words! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by vpoetryparadise | 14/06/2016, 5:01 AM
  3. What a lovely rhyme! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by ZenLikeFuck | 13/06/2016, 7:57 PM
  4. Almost a Limerick! Punchy rhythm 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Jane Dougherty | 13/06/2016, 6:48 PM


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