I dreamt of a giant squid
It could walk upstairs
I awoke as poet
Words issued forth
Rock under my feet
Like so many dreams
Lay dorment now
They wait to be broken apart
Only to be put back together
dVerse prompt to write a quadrille and use the word rock
10 thoughts on “Calamari”
I like the idea of rock being broken apart to be put back together again as a poem.
Good point about a rock being put together again.
Fun how ideas come to us — dreams at night or day dreams — then jotted down , they can become food for later poems, or pebbles in our poetic pavement.
I like this take on the prompt. Well written.
Such a weird and wonderful image, like so many dreams can be. I like the role you have given poetry in this poem….like a safe place to reconstruct our dreams.
I think I would wake up scared if there was a giant squid in my room
I like the way you talk about the act of poeming here. Clever and a bit post-modern. And a giant squid, too!
A nice dreamlike quality to this – the squid needs no further explanation on its stair walking – but I can picture it clearly. Also liked the word play – ‘poet/words issued forth…’
Dreaming of giant squid and waking to sculpt a poem – sounds familiar, Jane, and well written!