Ok. Hardest. Challenge. Ever. Seriously, I could not make these words fit together. I'm sure my sisters worked some serious magic, but not me. I started and discarded poems on turtles, spiked dinosaurs, hedgehogs, electric eels, and the cutest little Himalayan mouse-hare. I think my problem came because I had a hard time finding meaning beyond the literal for roof. While I could use spike and shadow relatively easily, I couldn't make roof fit, and ALL THREE WORDS were required.
So, while I'm still noodling over this challenge, I only have one measly little poem to share. My offering is about this handsome guy, the Himalayan Monal (or the danphe, as he's known in Nepal).
Photo © Tambako the Jaguar
In the shadow of the Himalayas
near the roof of the world
the danphe sports a spike of
iridescent feathers on his head
surely he knows a colorful mohawk
attracts all sorts of ladies
Poem ©Tricia Stohr-Hunt, 2018. All rights reserved.
You can read the pieces written by my poetry sisters at the links below.
- Tanita Davis
- Kelly Fineman
- Liz Garton Scanlon
- Sara Lewis Holmes
- Laura Purdie Salas
- Andi Sibley - Andi's back! Woohoo!