Shower of light

Waterfall of stars.
Serene twinkles soon cascade.
Wishes are bestowed.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Written in response to Rebecca’s May 2023 Poetry Challenge

Rebecca’s ( Fake Flamenco) Prompt:
This month we will write a haiku (5/7/5 syllables) using the phrase “Waterfall of Stars.” While reading a YA story recommended by our teen called The Barren Grounds by David A. Robertson, Rebecca came across this phrase and thought it was beautiful. Haikus don’t officially have titles, though if you prefer to save your syllables you may use it that way. 

Sea Canaries

Witty beluga swims unbound
Happily eats the fish they found
Intelligence only compounds
Talks often mimic human sounds
Expressive thoughts seem so profound

Weighs way over a thousand pounds
Humor can cause most to feel clowned
Amicable, socially crowned
Limber neck can twists all around
Endless intelligence astounds

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Written in response to Rebecca’s April 2023 Poetry Challenge

Line count – 10
Word count – 48

Rebecca’s ( Fake Flamenco) Prompt:
This month, our theme is ocean creatures. For example, write a short poem about your favorite crustacean, cephalopod (octopus or squid), or cetacean; (whale, porpoise or dolphin). Teach us something new about the creature. What is unique about it? How it is particularly suited to aquatic life? G Rated please. Poet’s choice for the poetic form. I’ll translate poems that are fewer than 10 lines or 50 words. 

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