Friday, May 24, 2013
Bouts Rimés means "rhymed ends" in French and is a game or challenge where one person (me) makes a list of rhymed words and others (you) write the lines that end with those rhymes, in the same order in which they were given. It was known as Crambo in English and was quite popular in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Will you help me bring back this hip historical habit?
Thursday, May 23, 2013
A Fly On The Wall Allegory
by Rachel Hoyt
image by idea go via freedigitalphotos.net
Fireflies flew out of his mouth
and sparkled around the room.
Lucid eyes stared vacantly south,
hunting for things to consume.
Soft glowing lights made the eyes see
the shelf of sad, empty jars.
Pots growing hands grabbed them quickly,
like they were precious rocks from Mars.
Empty glass jars soon became full
of blinking lights held in jail.
Hands of sass screwed lids tight - heave, pull -
**boom** just turtles in sparkling hail?
© 2013 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.
It's not safe to be a fly on the wall
or possibly to know secrets at all.