poetic journeys: psychic at the beach

Psychic at the Beach

The “Psychic at the Beach” had guessed her angst,
suggested that she didn’t have to BE her problems.
He assured her that the sun was made of honey
and summer spilled off cars like sparklers.

Unconvinced, she pedaled the orange bicycle amidst
shimmying grasses, fleeing from a business
of flies. She dipped under a bevy of birds
that hovered like fanciful notions overhead.

Sunlight burnished the marsh’s feathery plumes
and her freckled skin, glossed with tea tree oil to taunt
the insects. A black snake slithered across the road,
a dark meander of infinite misgivings.

In front of a Bible Church, a sign warned,
“Behold, I come quickly,” and she feared
for her soul and for that of the tiny fox, frightened and
lost along the path, despite the radiance all around.


“POETRY” Invitation: I invite you to write a poem of any poetic form on your own blog about a particular travel destination. Or you can write about travel in general. Concentrate on any intention you set for your poetry.

One of my poetry intentions for my trip to Delaware was this:  Write a poem using assonance and alliteration.

  • Assonance: Assonance takes place when two or more words, close to one another, repeat the same vowel sound, but start with different consonant sounds.
  • Alliteration: Alliteration is a stylistic device in which a number of words, having the same first consonant sound, occur close together in a series. Remember that it is a repetition of sounds, not letters.

You can either set your own poetic intentions, or use one of the prompts I’ve listed on this page: writing prompts: poetry. (This page is a work in process). You can also include photos, of course.

Include the link in the comments below by Thursday, January 2 at 1:00 p.m. EST. When I write my post in response to this challenge on Friday, January 3, I’ll include your links in that post.

This will be an ongoing invitation, on the first Friday of each month. Feel free to jump in at any time. 🙂

I hope you’ll join in our community. I look forward to reading your posts!