Inspiration cuarteto, by Britta Benson

Picture credit: Britta Benson. That snail on the top of my mock orange tree…

Here’s my response to Rebecca Cuningham’s July Poetry Challenge. This month, the form is a Spanish cuarteto, the theme: where does our inspiration as writers come from? Here’s the link to the full blog post on http://www.fakeflamenco.com: https://fakeflamenco.com/2022/07/05/poetry-challenge-for-july-2022/

The four lines of the cuarteto don’t leave much room for long winded explanations. Still, I had to fit in one of my favourite moments of inspiration: sitting in my garden, staring at that snail on the top of my mock orange tree. Been meaning to write down that sentence somewhere or other for a few days now. I like the sound of ‘that snail on the top of my mock orange tree’.

Inspiration cuarteto

Odd words, beginnings, form. That snail,

slugging all the way to the top

of my mock orange tree. Detail,

walks, moss. Pencils canter, gallop.

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