See… Saw…, by Britta Benson

Photo by Pixabay on

I like a good prompt. Sometimes, prompts inspire each other.

This poem was inspired by two prompts. The first one, set by A. J. Wilson on The Skeptic’s Kaddish W3 Weekly Prompt. Here’s the link:

Write a poem including the word ‘fragment’.

The second prompt, set by Lillian on dVerse:

Write a poem including at least one compound noun, like ‘honeydew’, but split up into ‘honey’ and ‘dew’.

Here’s what I came up with.

See… Saw…

Fragment of luck

stuck in last year’s honey.

Dew of distant yesterdays.

Amber sun burns stronger,

water proofed by jars.

My hand shakes, holding

the compound interest

of our past summer.

Nothing’s ever truly gone.

Licking the sticky sweetness

off my finger tips the balance.

13 thoughts on “See… Saw…, by Britta Benson

    1. Thank you so much. Who doesn’t like a compound noun… I’m German. We overdo it a little, when it comes to compound nouns. In my kitchen cupboard, I’ve got a wee thingymajig that is actually called: Eierschalensollbruchstellenverursacher. How’s that for a compound noun? I’ve only recently started following dVerse, this is the first time I responded to one of the prompts, won’t be the last!

      Liked by 1 person

  1. Blending two prompts can be challenging, but also rewarding, as this poem shows. I love the hands that tremble holding the cost of what has been, and the vivid and tactile images.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’ve seen people blending three or four or even more prompts. I usually stick with one, this was an exception, but I actually liked it. Thanks so much for reading and commenting, hedgewitch.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create your website with
Get started
%d bloggers like this: