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
Snout Otter Clam
Shoulderblade Sea Cat
Lazarus Jewel Box
Atlantic Turkey Wing