Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday #34- Enjoy the Dance

Prompt: Dance

You should use the word in the title of this post as your inspiration as either a theme of the Sijo or in the poem itself.

There are:

  • Three Lines
  • 14-16 syllables per line
  • A total of 44-46 syllables for the entire poem.

Life is so disorderly it’s quite hard to manage well.
The problem is the idea that we are in a battle.
We’re merely dancers; hoping to lead but fated to follow.

d’Verse Prosery Monday- Bloody Hope

Here’s how to take part in the Prosery Prompt:

– Write a piece of flash fiction or other prose of up to or exactly 144 words, including the given line.
– Post your Prosery piece on your blog and make certain to link back to this post.
– Place the link to your actual post (not your blog or web site) in the Mister Linky site.
– Don’t forget to check the little box to accept use/privacy policy
– Please visit other blogs and comment on their posts!
Remember: You must use that entire given prompt line for your Prosery piece. You may change punctuation and capitalize words, but you are not allowed to insert words between parts of the sentence.
Prompt line:
“For how can I be sure
I shall see again
The world on the first of May”
–From “May Day” by Sara Teasdale

Bloody Hope

The bloody battle suddenly paused because of an unusual mid-April blizzard.
A tempest of icy crystals obscured visibility to a few feet as the under clothed soldiers huddled in small groups.
Jimmy’s tour-of-duty was due to end in thirteen days but his gut was warning him otherwise.
He felt compelled to scratch a short letter to his mother with numb fingertips and place it in his pocket.

Dear Mother,
We’ve been in a most bitter fight today.
Victory will be ours as soon as a brutal snowstorm lifts and offers my company its due.
Our resolve is solid and my discharge is imminent yet I wanted to let you know my heart is already home.
I am not afraid and I love you.
For how can I be sure I shall see again the world on the first of May?
Your loving son,


Six Sentence Story – Dancing with Death

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Bumblebee succumbs to a goldenrod spider. photo by sillyfrog

This week’s prompt is to use the word “theory”.

Dancing with Death

It was a life and death drama as dynamic as those of gladiators at the Colosseum in Rome, minus the 50,000 spectators, playing out on a single flower among the late summer weeds.

A goldenrod spider, armed with numbing venom, had ambushed the bumblebee who, in theory, had an equally well-equipped arsenal and likely could have been victorious but for the elements of camouflage and surprise the arachnid utilized with strategic excellence.

It was over in seconds as the venom pulsed into the insect, completely paralyzing the bee removing all possible threats of counter actions, thus sparing the spider any injury before she would dine on the spoils.

In the next few days, another battle most definitely will ensue between predator and prey and this spider, unassured of victory each and every time, will dance with death again in her own pantry for the privilege of sustenance.

She one day soon may meet her match and perish but not without the glory of claiming her place as a formidable warrior in the ongoing struggle of life.

Knowing all this makes human beings impatiently beeping their horns in a long line, at the Burger King drive-thru, look rather lame, don’t you think?

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