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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: November 22, 2019      Views: 60

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Outside my parents' cottage
"Tableau: Maine Coast" by Darlene Franklin
Pine tree sentinels
watch waves crash on rocks
where seagulls huddle.
Lightning strikes the sky,
spotlighting sea foam
dancing in the air.

The tableau writing prompt entry

Writing Prompt
Write a tableau poem, which consists of one or more verses (for this contest just one verse) each having six lines. Each line should have five syllables. There is no set rhyme scheme, although rhyme may be present. The title should contain the word tableau. Since the dictionary states that the word tableau means picture or representation, the poem should reflect this. A picture should come to mind as the poem is read.

For example:

Winter tableau

Not a sign of wind -
A single snowflake
Descends into view;
I search the bleak sky
For just a few more
And breathe in winter

Margaret R. Smith

-No animation, music or graphics allowed.
-Use only basic editor
-No picture allowed, the poem must speak for itself.

Above all, have fun!
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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