Friday, October 1, 2021

#FallWritingFrenzy - Shift Happens

Hello October! Hello new writing challenge!

Today I am sharing a reverso poem based on the picture below for my entry into the Fall Writing Frenzy challenge. 

Fall- Credit: Vino Li / Unsplash
SHIFT HAPPENS

I heed the signs

of tufts, fuzz and fur.

The waxing and waning

I must do

when I moon.

"It's just a phase."

The unaware find howlarious

phrases that

feed my predilection for

carnivorous fragrances and flavors

to fuel me

when shift happens.

I am aware wolf.


I am aware wolf

when shift happens.

To fuel me -

carnivorous fragrances and flavors

feed my predilection for

phrases that

the unaware find howlarious.

"It's just a phase."

When I moon,

I must do

the waxing and waning

of tufts, fuzz and fur.

I heed the signs.

©2021, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.

 


For more information on the Fall Writing Frenzy look HERE

To read other entries or to join look HERE

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45 comments:

Carol Varsalona said...

Bridget, your reverso is fabulous. I have read it several times and the flow is smooth, the punch lines great. I love the playful words (aware wolf, howlarious, tufts, fuzz and fur). I wish you the best in this contest. Thank you for the information to the contest. (PS: Did you send me an offering for Nurturing Our Summer Souls Gallery that I unveiled today? If so, I do not have it in my container.)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Carol! I didn't send anything for your Summer Souls gallery, sorry! I've been neck-deep in completing my anthology. I was happy to eek out some time to try this challenge and post today.

Melisa Wrex said...

Geez Louise! Adding the extra challenge of reverso, just wow, Bridget!! Love it!

Melissa Miles said...

Great job!

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Melisa! Attempting a reverso was a challenge for sure. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Melissa!

jama said...

Wow, so cool!! Great job with a difficult form! Love the choice of pic too -- very spooky Octoberish. :)

cdoucett515 said...

I love the poems you can read forward and backward, and this is so well done! Great work!

Carol Varsalona said...

Bridget, I thought you were probably caught up in your new anthology. I just did not want to lose anything if you sent it in. Think autumn for my next gallery collection.

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Jama! :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, I appreciate your kind comment. :)

Sarah Meade said...

I loved reading this excellent piece, and I'm so glad I stumbled upon your website! I'll be checking out the poetry tips throughout. Thanks, Sarah Meade

Bonnie Kelso said...

Great entry, Bridget! I just signed up for your mailing list. Looking forward to reading more of your posts. :)

Linda Mitchell said...

Oh, I do love a good reverso...and if it contains the word howlarious I'm an even bigger fan!

Tabatha said...

Yay, October! I love a carnivorous-fragranced howl-y reverso!

Sheila said...

Wow! You are so talented Bridge!

Sally Murphy said...

How clever! I love howlarious :)

Sally

Mary Lee said...

I love that your wolf is so AWARE of the signs of the shift happening! How awkward to be an oblivious wolf!

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Sarah! I'm thrilled to have you visit and poke around a bit. Enjoy!

Bridget Magee said...

Wonderful, Bonnie, thank you! :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Linda! I'm a huge fan of wordplay and those who appreciate it. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks,Tabatha! No matter how you slice it, writing a reverso was fun. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Aw, thanks, She! You are the best cheerleader! :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Sally! :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Mary Lee! An aware wolf is a werewolf when it comes to mooning and carnivorous tendencies.

Molly Ippolito said...

Love your poetic approach! So creative!

Ruth said...

This is so great! Aware wolf!

Catherine Flynn said...

Very clever, Bridget! Good luck in the contest! Your poem is a winner!

Karen Edmisten said...

SUCH a fun form. I must play around with it. Loved your take on a reverso based on that photo. (I see an intriguing face in that picture.) Poetry Friday is so inspiring to me (sometimes overwhelming, too, with so many clever ideas to try or file away.) :)

Heidi Mordhorst said...

Even without the reverso aspect this poem does all kinds of cool stuff with both words and emotions. "I must do/the waxing and waning/of tufts, fuzz and fur." I love how it really is more self-aware and less spooky-horror. For me it makes our wolf that bit more attractively creepy. : ) I hope you win something good, Bridget!

Michelle Kogan said...

What fun word play Bridget–wishing you a howlarious October adventure… thanks!

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Molly! :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Ruth! I like that you like my pun fun. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Catherine! It was sure fun to write. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Karen! Yes, so many ways to write, so little time. PF is a treasure trove of goodness, but does require judicious time management. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Heidi! Being aware wolf is a multidimensional experience...as is pun fun and word play. :_

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Michelle! Aaarrrooo to you! :)

Irmelsa said...

This was brilliantly clever. I really enjoyed this.

Amo Cappucio said...

This is fantastic! What a challenge to take on and you nailed it!

KatApel - katswhiskers.wordpress.com said...

How clever you are! I am always in awe of folks who can reverso.

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you! I appreciate your kind feedback. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Amo! Your words mean a lot to me. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Me, too, Kat! It was a fun exercise and one I'd come back to again. Thanks for your comment. :)

Karen Pickrell said...

Wow! What a cool format! So creative!

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Karen! :)

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