Poetry Day 19: The Adventures of Captain Shoulderblade Cat



Today’s NaPoWriMo Challenge was to use actual shell names to write a poem…Names in Italics.

The Adventurers of Captain Shoulderblade Sea Cat

Alas, it was before the Gibbous and after the Full

The Incised Moon did rise, and allowed the tidal pull

That Captain Sholderblade Sea Cat used to push free in his woody canoe

to bubble safe with his precious treasures the Lazarus Jewel


Box and Peruvian Hat.  That is when he began his voyage across the Atlantic

Turkey Wings flapping to insure an escape most dramatic.

The Cat must still beware of the Ghastly Miter and Snout Otter Clam

or his arrival home could be unequal bittersweet, if he meets such creatures most satanic.


He willingly carries the heavy bonnet of this great oceanic endeavor

In hopes of wearing the Striped Engina and Tricolor Nisco forever and ever!

We wished him well, as we said farewell to Captain Shoulder Blade Sea Cat,

And prayed he survive the advances of the Shuttlecock Volva most cleaver.


After years and years I heard tell from Sparse Dove and Leather Donax

He had hidden out on Isle de False Cup-and-Sauser

where he contracted a horrible case of Tuberclate Emarginula

Which caused our Cat Captain to grow a Strawberry Tops on his nose,

Triangular Nutmegs between his toes, which goes to show

No good shall come when you start a voyage on the precarious

night of the Incised Moon.

4/19/14 Captain Carol Cat

There were 19 Shells in the list, which I took number of liberties, but I think I included every one. Let me know if I did.
Happy Reading Hope you’re smiling

Peruvian Hat
Snout Otter Clam
Strawberry Top
Incised Moon
Sparse Dove
False Cup-and-Saucer
Leather Donax
Shuttlecock Volva
Striped Engina
Tricolor Niso
Triangular Nutmeg
Shoulderblade Sea Cat
Woody Canoebubble
Ghastly Miter
Heavy Bonnet
Tuberculate Emarginula
Lazarus Jewel Box
Unequal Bittersweet
Atlantic Turkey Wing









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