Weekend Writing Prompt #62 – Zephyr

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.

Word Prompt

Zephyr

Challenge

The challenge is simple: each week you will be given an exact number of words you can use to write a poem or piece of prose.  You can use any format or style you like; go wherever your inspiration takes you.  The only rules are these:

  • your poem / prose must contain this week’s word.  The word does not have to count towards the exact word count total – it can be in the title, or the first letters of the lines of a poem can spell it out – you can be as creative as you want as long as it’s there somewhere.
  • the length of your poem / prose must match the number of words stated in this week’s challenge.  No more.  No less.

Can’t wait to read what you have come up with!


Weekend Writing Prompt Year 1 Anthology – join in the fun.  All are welcome.

Find the submission guidelines here.


 

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20 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #62 – Zephyr

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  4. Hey Sammi, Namaste. How are you? 🙂

    A late entry from me who has broken the rules on word count several times over. I know I’m a naughty toad.

    ~ Zephyr ~ By ~ Dewin Nefol ~
    ~
    Spring purged winter’s scourge,
    Warm-breezes stirred young leaves,
    Through finer days birdsong played:
    Sung out their repartee.
    ~
    Nature’s ripening feat a wondrous treat,
    Cherry trees blossomed on Poet’s Street.
    Yet Horace was bedevilled by gloom,
    So he left his room to take a walk.
    ~
    He’d felt unsettled since early noon,
    Too hot-to-jot too cool for work,
    He’d still not written a single word,
    Nor added one line to rhyme.
    ~
    When then out the door into the light
    Whereupon Horace took great delight:
    “O my!” he cried, “such colourful sights!”
    “Springtime in Athens inspires me to write!”
    ~
    So Horace sauntered to a favourite glade,
    Where there he mused in dappled shade,
    Pondered a poem he’d thoughtfully made, but yet,
    Considered why his hand then stayed.
    ~
    Short moments later a whisper flew
    Calming words blew softly to his ear.
    Their warming appeal made him feel,
    Far more clear of what next to do.
    ~
    “I’m Zephyr,” said the breeze, “emergent from Thrace,”
    “Who flows not blows or races with pace,”
    “West Wind am I who’s sprightly spring,”
    “Rekindles the heart of everything.”
    ~
    “I’ve come to you this beautiful day,”
    “With a wonderful gift from far away.”
    “Close on my trail Psyche flows this way,”
    “For here in Athens she longs to stay.”
    ~
    “What brings her here?” Horace said:
    So many thoughts flew through his head.
    “For love,” whispered Zephyr’s joyous reply,
    “Love lifts her soul high in the sky!”
    ~
    Horace mused a quiet moment or two.
    When then he finally said,
    “In love with who?” He casually asked,
    “Who is the Goddess to wed?”
    ~
    “Why Horace you are ahead of me,”
    “That was my very next line.”
    “Fair lady Psyche and Eros meet,”
    “In love in spirit in rhyme.”
    ~
    “Indeed,” said Zephyr, “upon this day,”
    “Athens will swing with matrimonial sway!”
    “And you my friend your quill will play:”
    “One poem of love to ne’er fade away.”
    ~
    With message delivered Zephyr blew through,
    Horace was lifted from out of his blues.
    Today was a day like none other made: for today,
    Zephyr bore Psyche to Horace’s glade.
    ~*~

    Hoping all is well and you enjoying the prolonged sunny spell. It’s enchanting, I do hope it lasts 🙂

    Namaste 🙂

    DN

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