Sunday, July 25, 2010

Merry Sisters of Fate Contest

Okay, so my second post is going out on a limb, but I did say I was going to stop being anonymous. To prove my point, I've decided to try my hand at writing a poem to go with their current challenge.

The prompt is "The Princess and the Pea" by Edmund Dulac. Here's the image.

And now for my entry.

Lumps and bumps enough as is,
to notice the pea and someday be his.
It’s way too cold, and the blanket’s bare,
there are cobwebs above, dust motes in the air.
The pillow’s flat and the hangings smell,
I wonder if it’s worse in hell?
I’ve counted sheep and tried to relax,
I just can’t rest with that pea in my back.
Pray, let me sleep, I swear I’ll be good,
I promise to be patient and do as I should.
But if all that’s too much, just grant me this,
don’t let me greet the floor first with a kiss.
To roll and then fall, all while asleep,
With my luck I’ll break something if I land on my feet.
I guess the true test of a princess could always be higher…
Still, I would have hoped for a mattress just a little bit wider!

Once upon a time I used to write poetry. Here's hoping this works. I can't help feeling like I still want to tweak some lines, maybe add a few more. Oh well. If anything, they've inspired me to post these kinds of things occasionally as well.

Here's the link to the contest for others, but hurry, it ends tomorrow!


  1. We totally started our blogspots for the same reason! :) I really enjoyed the poem.

  2. Thanks so much! your interview was awesome too, a very unique take on the prompt.