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Catch the Day's Charm

Struck dumb by old dreams which have failed to spawn, the tired, blank muse ends her walk ‘cross the lawn. Dulled once more cause the light just will not dawn. With naught to prompt her, she sneaks up the stair. When bright young bards hope to find words to share; in deep sleep, she’s no help, out like a bear. Two bards play ball; three take pets for a stroll; four watch while a mare gives birth to a foal. One draws that scene as two more catch a mole. One cleaned the house of a friend who is ill. Three read the same book; one cooked on the grill; two from a band blew their horns, marched the drill. Who needs a muse? be the muse, seize your days! First catch their charm then poise your pen to blaze. September 27, 2019 contest: Because It's a Tuesday 140/140 host: William Kekaula

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Date: 9/30/2019 6:19:00 PM
Your sonnet wove its breath through, excitingly, with an exemplary finish, my compliments on your placement ~ Aloha always William
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Date: 9/30/2019 7:24:00 PM
thank you, William, I am honored by the placement in your contest. Appreciate your interaction with my piece.
Date: 9/28/2019 12:22:00 PM
I looked at this challenge and thought it was impossible to do... but now look here and see it is possible. You handled the one syllable limitations so well in your verses. I salute you, Poet !!
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Date: 9/30/2019 7:27:00 PM
thank you Debra, for the salute. It is not my vocabulary style but I have been working with my kindergarten grandson a lot lately on word lists, all of which are one-syllable at this point. Have a great day
Date: 9/27/2019 3:06:00 PM
I like the different rhyme scheme employed in your lovely sonnet, Reason. I keep blaming my muse for lack of inspiration when I should be able to find it within. Excellent and creative! Best wishes in the contest, Carolyn
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Date: 9/27/2019 4:02:00 PM
I thank you, Carolyn, for the super response. I found it a both a limitation and a challenge to restrict my thoughts to one-syllable words, it is not my usual vocabulary style,