Monday, March 19, 2018

gnarled at mother's conscience

                                                                                                               Author: Lucy
Image:  A mother goose providing
shelter to her goslings (here)

the 11 of 12 given words:
peal (loud repeated or reverberating sound)
octave (the interval between one musical pitch and another with half or double its frequency)
gnarl nightmare negligence nullify
boketto (to gaze vacantly into the distance without thinking)
leash (a line or rope used to walk or control a dog)
muscle misrepresent parasite

peals of baby's desperation
high octaves cause of much concern
gnarled at mother's conscience
a nightmare of negligence

reaction to nullify the fright
enhanced the boketto plight
goslings not on a leash was a delight
freedom to move bound to excite

a sudden downpour was a damper
they muscled their way to be under
no attempt to misrepresent the bother
parasitic rush to be under cover

multiple broods accorded by Providence
mother's privilege never to question

MLMM's Wordle #188
Magaly's at Real Toad's - the tuesday platform


  1. They are so precious and they must be an absolute handful! Great job with the words and the rhymes.


  2. Like your picture find, Hank. It fits your poem so well, as your poem fits the picture so well. We in the States have a saying that "mothers have eyes in the back of their heads." Many, many children grow up believing that. Perhaps mother geese do not have this ability. 'Little Bugger', that guy hiding. A nice read, even with all the big words you had to use.

  3. The words "muscled" might be the best way to describe the process of a bunch of ducklings looking for cover under they mom's wings. The process does look like a fight.

  4. Luv the spread of her sheltering instinct. Which resonates in your poem also
    Thank you for linking to Monday WRites 146


  5. Love the mothering here. I wish I could still do this with my mum😊

  6. I think this is when a mother feels most needed...

  7. Sure making mom feel needed indeed as they muscle their way in there