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Weekend Writing Prompt #82 – Illumination

Couldn’t come up with anything overly amazing for this prompt so I decided to kill two birds with one stone: share part of my evening with my friend, Cathy, and do this word challenge.  A silly little poem. (I’m not what one would say, fabulous, with the rhyming poetry – especially when I only have 73 words to play with.)  This kinda sorta got the job done.  I wanted to share these murals with Resa over at Graffiti Lux and Murals and I think I’ll find an excuse to go back there during the day because these two works of art deserve daylight, no snow falling and better angles!

Thanks you, Sammi, for hosting this weekly challenge.

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.

Word Prompt



An evening with Cathy, friend since forever
Bohemian Rhapsody (again, but a pleasure)

We aim to catch the four-thirty-five
Then on for supper, after a short drive

To “Amellia’s”, on Milton
And be joined by her Malcom

A mural, so beautiful, it catches my eye
Illumination sucks, but I truly must try

A pic with my cell phone will do only so much
The snow and the light add a strange little touch

55 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #82 – Illumination

  1. Q,

    You rhymed! And chimed. And sublimed the Mercury out of a mural . . pun intended, but apologies as for my rhyming.

    You undertook the endeavor to which you once said “Nevah!”. Or maybe it wasn’t never, but it was something akin to “Rhyming? Hells no . .” But you did it anyway. And brava to you for doing it.

    To the poet with pizzazz. 😉


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  2. Dear Dale,

    I felt the flight
    Toward the light.

    But then got a fright ‘
    And couldn’t get it right.

    What a sight
    All the snow tonight.

    Glad I read your poem
    That was nothing close to a tome.

    Okay I’ll stop this silliness
    Because nothing rhymes with orange.

    (Seriously, good job and always love your photos.)


    Rochelle from the frozen waist-land.

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      • Personally, I’d rather see simple rhymes than those that convolute around. Besides, often the perfect rhyme is lost due to the various pronounciations of English. We Brits don’t sound all our syllables the same as you the other side of the water.

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        • Personally, me too! There are some who go out of their way to make their poetry as convoluted and complicated as possible. What’s the point if we don’t understand what you’re writing?
          So. true, pronunciation does play a big part 😉

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          • Yea. I pull my hair out at the American pronunciation of e.g, aluminium. Not that it’s a word I often slip into a poem. And I notice the TransAtlantic pronounciation of. e,g. gnostic sounds (to me) more list nastic. How’d that happen?

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          • I thought maybe you did. But it’s such a potentially delicate subject. though I don’t know why. It’s not like we expect languages to remain forever unchanged. But there are times, when I’m watching something on YouTube, that it’s like strainng to understand a foreign langueage. Thank god for the written word.
            And now I chuckle to myself, in memory of visit, in my childhood, of a great aunt who lived in London. What? Excuse me? I swear that wasn’t English. UK has so many different accents and dialects. Geordie (Newcastel) is one of the worst for us southerners to understand. Though I understand the Norse and Swedes understand them perfectly!

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          • Accents and dialects are fascinating, aren’t they? Within one country you can have so many. Within Quebec, the accents are quite diverse. Some I have trouble understanding too.

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