The Poetry Marathon 2021 – Hour 11

Cinquain – Fire


like furious

fire which will consume

all the fuel it can feast upon



Today I am taking part in my third poetry marathon, an annual event in which poets from around the world come together writing one poem per hour for 24 hours using a variety of written and visual prompts.

Hour 11 Through a quirk of fate and tired eyes I have accidentally completed Hour 11 before Hour 10. Not to worry though, I’ll go back and do the skipped hour before moving into the next. Almost at the halfway point and I am ready for my first coffee since I started at 2pm…I have a feeling it will not be my last tonight.

I always really enjoy these prompts, and try to use all of the suggested words in the order they are given. This is an extra challenge to this prompt and it always creates an interesting narrative within the finished poem.

Senryu – Hot Shadows

Some like it hotter

but cannot stand in the heat

when within shadows.


You can see the prompt for Hour 11 here, on The Poetry Marathon website.

You can also see my own Hour 11 poem here:

Tanka – Carry On

Don’t stop once started;

your pace may begin to slow,

try to carry on.

A new beginning will come

and with it a second wind.


Happy Writing. Stay Safe. Stay Distracted.

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