Word games #1

Recently I started a series of word games with a friend online. We give each other ten words and the challenge is to write a poem of between 10 and 20 lines using each of the words. Here is the first result:

 

the bird, still oiseau

sits sparkling arpeggios

those tremulous vocal oscillations

sits framed by an arch of blue,

sky-blue gasoline rainbow

sky-blue right to the corners

like spilled buckets of paint

flits back and forth

quizzical, interested

he waltzes and foxtrots

casting striped shadows

from the morning sun

shadows dance with his foxtrot footsteps

this paper thin moment

stretched over our world

opening out like a bloom

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