Neptune Image by KL CALEY

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a statue of King Neptune with his trident poised to catch a fish in a lake reflecting the green of the surrounding trees.

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Thought” by Alice Dunbar-Nelson: swift, flash, rings, constant, chain, straight, order, always, thing, wild, moves, roves

King neptune and his swift trident

Flashing it to catch some wild fish

Constant power of Poseidon

Moves are from quiet to strident

Always if the water don’t swish

King Neptune and his swift trident

Morning with rings of excitement

In order to catch his queenfish

Constant power of Poseidon

He roves sometimes with a bident

Chain of command and his great wish

King Neptune and his swift trident

Caught it straight even without trying

That thing as part of tonight’s dish

Constant power of Poseidon

This quiet lake on the island

The fish jumped straight to this ish

King Neptune and his swift trident

Constant power of Poseidon*

(c) ladyleemanila 2021

  • A Villanelle is a nineteen-line poem consisting of a very specific rhyming scheme: aba aba aba aba aba abaa.

For: #WRITEPHOTO – NEPTUNE – New2Writing (wordpress.com), The Whirligig: Whirligig 308 (sundayswhirligig.blogspot.com)