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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Poem and Fractal for 3 Word Wednesday

ThomG, moderator of 3Word Wednesday, offers the following words for prompt: qualify, jinx, capture




Midway Arcade

croning faster than light
from a Pac-Man curse
she streaks through tunnels
captures dots and jinxed rogues

harvests strawberries
to qualify for an extra life
while karma
swings his joystick in the dark



Image is a fractal created in Apophysis, resized in Irfanview.

~~~♥~~~

17 comments:

Mark said...

I think this is my favorite of yours thus far. Really made me smile...

anthonynorth said...

Oh, I love those last two lines. Brilliant.

Sweetest in the Gale said...

This one was so clever...loved it! Every line was wonderful on its own, but I especially loved "she streaks in jinxed tunnels, captures dots and rogues". Beautiful image, too!

ThomG said...

Playful and smart.

Just someone said...

The image is awesome, the hues and colors are amazing... I love the lines accompanying it. Karma does indeed swing the joystick all around, doesn't he?:)

thelittlewriterthatcould said...

This was sooooo cool! What a vivid imagination. Wow. What a way to use those words in such a small space!

Bobbie said...

Such a playful read! Love the way the worlds flow!! Great image!

Stan Ski said...

'qualify for an extra life' - now there's a thought.

shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

very rich and cool..

pjd said...

I can't decide if this is simply an observation of Ms. Pac-Man, or wholly metaphorical. Or both.

What I do know for sure is that I love the word choices and the simple aesthetic of the sounds and flow. It's a good one, all right.

gautami tripathy said...

What an enjoyable verse!

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Jeeves said...

Joysticks in dark. Wow!!!Enjoyed this one

April Lindfors said...

I enjoyed this very much...ha. Good description of Pacman, AND good metaphor if you ask me. Love it.

Michelle Johnson said...

Excellent. Your fractal is great too.

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

I liked this! I was never a big video game player, but it brought back a memory of a long-ago summer. Such a fun little poem!

Leo said...

wow... what a different take! :)

Daily Panic said...

I want to play pac man now. Great description within this compact piece. very good.