Friday, July 6, 2012

Poetic Captions: Library of the Living Dead

You would think after writing a poem every day for poetry month that writing one poem in a week would be easy. It wasn’t. All your wonderful captions had my head spinning with ideas. 

Library of the Living Dead
Poem by Rena
Illustration by Bill
On my walk
My midnight walk
I came across
A curious shop

A ghoul, a vamp
A frankenstein
Browsing books
Row by row

Diamond, sparkling
Stalker vamp
Is just the thing a ghoul needs

Pain shifting
Orphan girl
Vampire Ann snapped it up

Cinder, cyborg
Lunar queen
Baba Yaga laughed out loud

Shape shifting
Hunchbacked spy
Frankenstein fell in love

One by one
They bought their books
And shuffled out
Into the night 

Congrats Rebecca! Please e-mail your mailing address to and I’ll send you your fabulous prize. Thank you everyone for entering. If you didn’t get a chance to enter no worries, I’ll be throwing another poetic captions’ contest on August 3.

If you liked this post please let others know. Come back next Friday for another Poetic Caption. Pop in on Monday to read part two of Writing in Style. Until then dare to write the impossible.
  • Can you identify the books mentioned in the poem above?
  • Do you know which fairy tale princess once sought the aid of Baba Yaga? (*Hint* The answer is in the poem).
  • Story Prompt: Write a poem or a story about the kinds of monsters you would expect to find in a library for the undead. 
  • Colouring Page: The illustration above can be downloaded for colouring. Right click, save to desktop and print. 
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  1. Congrats Rebecca and great poem.

  2. You like a challenge, Rena! Great job on the poem! I look forward to seeing what you come up with after your comp in August. And a big thank you for the generous prize this month.

    1. Oops! I didn't realize you challenged yourself every week. I'm now following you and look forward to reading more of your poems.

  3. Congrats, Rebecca!

    Love the poem, Rena...really sets a mood.


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