A Misty Walk

by | Mar 17, 2015 | Creative Writing, Flash Fiction, Proper Poetry | 0 comments

A Vignette
(less than 150 words)

My evening dog walk looked like it would be a pleasant stroll through the woods, just listening to birdsong. There was no-one about. A mist was gradually descending but the last vestiges of weak sunshine were still flickering through the bare branched trees.  
I wandered along throwing Hector the occasional stick. Just as we rounded a bend in the dirt track he lost interest in the stick, and started scratching around in the leaves at the base of an ancient oak. I whistled him, but he seemed intent on carrying on scrabbling amongst the rotting leaves. I returned and put on his lead, but he still refused to budge and kept digging.  

Suddenly I spotted something buried in the leaves where he was digging. It was a glove. No, not just a glove.  As Hector rummaged around he revealed a jacket sleeve, covering an arm……..

145 words

Based on a photo:- dirt-road-427913_640

Creative Writing Homework for Feb/Mar


A Diatelle Poem

Dog 1 a
walking, 2 b
listening 3 b
to melodies 4 c
one hears each evening 6 b
from songbirds perched up in the trees, 8 c
we were merrily strolling in the breeze,10 c
when down from an ancient oak fell a massive log. 12 a
My dog stopped chasing sticks I’d thrown to please.10 c
I started to feel ill at ease. 8 c
The weather was changing 6 b
and dropped degrees 4 c
in whirling 3 b
chilling 2 b
fog. 1 a

Based on a photo:- dirt-road-427913_640

The Diatelle is a fun, syllable counting form like the Etheree with a twist. The syllable structure of the diatelle is as follows: 1/2/3/4/6/8/10/12/10/8/6/4/3/2/1, but unlike an etheree, has a set rhyme pattern of abbcbccaccbcbba. It looks best centre aligned in a diamond shape.

Rock With Me
Copyright © 2006 Bradley Vrooman

With me 
And simply 
With arms around 
Each other’s waist, happy 
Moving about the day, as bound 
As ever can be, with true love abound 
Play with me all day and all night, my world you rock 
Passion’s fire, a desire induced by sound 
Pure as light, each spectrum surround 
Hypnotized as can be 
Love that’s profound 
Spoken free 
With me 


Creative Writing Homework for Feb/Mar