Wild wind, I fear your roar, hear and revere your feats: tiles thrown down streets -- stuff for tweets; stuff that skeets on pride. But met outside, Bonafide friends, wind, bide as treat! .................Gay Reiser Cannon provides this rather tricky prompt at dVerse Poets Form for all. Please visit to see how the rhyme scheme is constructed.
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Friday, 9 November 2012
Form for all - Than Bauk
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Nice one Dave, thank you. I think the power of wind is significantly underestimated. Which is my excuse for really, really not liking very windy days.
Yeah, my link came after yours.
Fun poem of yours, Dave. Fun exercise, eh?
"skeet on pride" -- never heard and expression close to that. So I looked it up. Apparently it is a British dialect meaning of to spit. Or it can mean "to splash, spray". I didn't know those, thanx.
stuff for tweets...ha that is the nature of today, everything is entertainment...wild wind def has a mind of its own....and something to be taken seriously....like our derecho this summer...nicely done to form sir...
The Elephant's Child
I do enjoy being out on a windy day, but not indoors -- but then it does depend upon my mood.
Thanks for this skeet as an adjective means poor quality, below par, as a verb it can mean to spit (as you say), to besmirch - or to ejaculate.
Mmm, I somehow feel most tweets are on subjects rather more trivial than invigorating winds!
You mastered the form, Dave, and came up with an interesting poem! Nice.
I could almost HEAR the wind howling as I read this!
Truly evocative of this most powerful of elements.
A brilliant write as ever, Dave :)
Having been through a hurricane and a n'oreaster in the last two weeks this one is very true!
wind is such a powerful nature force and i fear his roar too when it's getting too wild...cool use of the form..the stuff for tweets made me smile..that's the time we live in...
Enjoyed this cool take on the form, thanks
Great work on this from start to finish. Well done!
Lovely. This form suits you. Enjoyed your poem very much.
Cressida de Nova
very interesting... you really aced the form. wonderful.
A sharp commentary within a strict form, excellent!
I think you mastered this so innovatively (by the way..love sneaking "bonafide" in there. That word was in common use when I was young and it's rarely heard in the U.S. anymore). I grew up on the high plains of Texas. The wind has been an old companion of mine. It feels somewhat the same up in Yorkshire I felt. Thank you for this. I always love where your poems take me!
Oh blow wind! Howl! ...to lightly phrase King Lear. Indeed wind has no care for one's sense of pride. An excellent use of the Than Bauk form.
I like the poem but don't understand the prompt!
Reminded me of the hurricane that swept by us here in Florida and struck up north...they are still reeling from the aftermath. Good job on this challenging form, David.
I too find the wind to be a crazy beast. you wielded this form quite well.
Hey dude, if you want an "XLS" form for this form, Click here to see it!
Wind power is a relevant response to dangers of oil! More so when depletion is an added concern. Fun verse Dave!
Storms annoy, then teach! Well done
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Thanks Mary. Good to know you thought this.
Very kind words. Much appreciated.
Guess I should apologise for reminding you...
Thanks Claudia. I found it tough, but I, too, managed a smile - eventually!
Hi, and welcom to the blog. Thanks for saying this.
A warm welcome. Thanks for the kind comment.
So Good of you to say so - and so good to have your company: a double thank you.
Thank you. Good to have your thoughts.
Many thanks for such a generous response. This was a challenge I didn't think I was going to meet -- but was very glad in the end that I did -- so it is especially good to have these observations.
Love the Lear quote. Thanks for this.
I understand - it did take a bit of getting into. It's the form, though, that's tricksy, not the prompt itself.
Yes, it wasn't the hurricane that suggested the content, but obviously once launched on it, it was in the mind.
Thanks. Good to get such reinforcement.
Thanks for the thought - but nothing happened. Ah, I've just had a download arrow. I'll check it out later!
Too true - the first bit - and thanks.
or Storms ahoy! Thanks.
really fun write Dave. Love the way you used the form here. Quite nicely done. Thanks
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