Journey With A New Friend

Wilde Beast Bumping Heads

Wilde Beast Bumping Heads

Journey With A New Friend

Each new friend speaks a new language.
Unique histories to share.
So much to say, it’s a traffic stall.

Rare books of knowledge.
Scriptures delineating a process.
Each new friend speaks a new language.

Shared representations?
A journey that is just introduced?
Unique histories to share.

Wilde beast bumping heads
on a prehistoric plain.
So much to say, it’s a traffic stall.


Hear this on chirbit


Today’s challenge was to write Chained verse which links together stanzas by carrying a rhyme over from one stanza to the next.

This simply means that you use a rhyme scheme which repeats a rhyme from one stanza in the succeeding stanzas, in this case a pattern of:

Written for:

the imaginary garden with real toads

A Mini-Challenge for Sunday – Chain II

Also posted on:

the art and tree chatter of aquariann

Also written for:

Open Link Night ~ Week 84

Photo Credit:  mikeojohnson photography © 2007

About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on February 10, 2013, in D’verse Poets Pub, imaginary garden with real toads, Poetry, wordless wednesday and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 30 Comments.

  1. This has a very strong feel to it. Love the image of the wilde beasts!

  2. Your sense of humor shines through. k.

  3. Nice work with the form, Tammy. I like the metaphor of the wildebeests, too, and the word play on the spelling.

  4. I love it … awesome poetry !!!

  5. Neat journey!

    ♥ aquariann
    Featured Photo: Red Flower Bouquet

  6. There are so many amazing metaphors in nature just waiting to be mined. One of the reasons I love Mary Oliver’s poetry…and yours.

  7. oh that made me smile…the best friends are often those that you bump heads with every once and a while…and friendship always IS a cool journey..

  8. Enjoyed reading your poem. The photo made me giggle!

  9. This made me smile! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  10. ‘Each new friend speaks a new language.’…love that. Great piece, clever and well done.

  11. Each new friend…
    This uplifting, encouraging piece affirms our connectedness and the potential goodness in those we meet, as well as the lessons we are offered.

  12. did get a chuckle with this piece… i’ve worked with exchange student for over 15 years and communication can be difficult… ah, new friends

  13. I like the perspective on friendship,like learning a new language ~

  14. The words make you think! I’m your latest FB follower, visiting from the Happy Friday Blog Hop.

  15. Interesting post. Not what I would have thought looking at the photo. That’s what makes visiting blogs so great, I see unique perspectives.

  16. I love this idea of each friend speaking a new language!
    We have much to learn, from everyone on our planet~
    So well done!!! 😀

  17. Nice use of form and I really like the concept of knocking heads, so true.

  18. Hi Astro-poet!! Love that, and your poem, great refrain, excellent chain–of words. Really enjoyed it. Thank you so much for the visit. Looking forward to reading more of your words 🙂

  19. this is so true, trying to find a balance between contrasts and common ground

  20. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade)

    An interesting form, interestingly handled.

  21. I love the subtle humour in this piece.. dealing with people when there’s no common language can be fun and frustrating in turns. Very nice 🙂

  22. elmers…it tastes good too…

    rahter like the opening lines…each new friend is themselves a journey…

  23. I really liked this, and the words so true…walking into new friendships is uncharted territory and so uncertain. Clever write indeed.

  24. Learning new friends is learning how to speak a new language, what a cool thought.

  25. You write with a smile in your words. I like this 🙂

  26. Love the form… Nice one!

  27. Excellent. Meaning with a touch of humor.

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