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PLUS! For the optional extra part of this challenge, I invited you to visit twentytwowords.com and peruse the examples they give of several foreign words, describing common experiences, which have no direct English translation. Use the word, or its meaning as inspiration for your poem.”


A road of silver bids me follow

but I am much too much afraid

There be monsters, behemoths

mermen, kraken who prey

on Luna crazed dreamers

romancing her sly secrets

a’hunger for adventure or gain.

I’ve too many sad regrets

as back and forth I tread

this lonely widow’s walk

and curse my empty bed.



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10 responses to “Mångata

  1. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade)

    Oh, you’ve created a character, a mystery, almost a novella!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Kerry O'Connor

    I love the way your poem leads the reader out on the silver trail, then leads us back again. I thoroughly enjoyed this poem.

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  3. This is beautiful and razor sharp poignant. Wonderful.

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  4. I so enjoyed this… what a wonderful lure it can be.. and that tension between fear and lure.. so often we are left there.


  5. Ah–this is a whole story–very easy to follow and want to know more! k.


  6. It opens like a spell, you seem enchanted and torn between lure and fear. It has such a classic feel to it . Really nice

    I’m happy you dropped in to read mine

    much love,,,

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  7. This was fun to read! Great job.


  8. Argh, I just want to get some sleep. 🙂


  9. I love the mention of the classic creatures to be feared…and the, “Luna crazed dreamers.” Great write!

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