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#MLMM Saturday Mix – #Lucky Dip, 23 March 2019 — Tick-Tock

saturday mix with sarah


Three Oclock by Diana Miller

Sarah is the host of Saturday Mix.  Sarah says:

Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 23 March 2019!

For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Ghazal. The topic is up to you!

You may be thinking to yourself, What on earth is a Ghazal poem?

Luckily, Shadow Poetry has an explanation…

This is a new one form for me, it has tricky rules, but it is one I enjoyed using and plan on using again.


Minutes tumble, careless hours,

No glance at clock, unheard tick-tock.

Hours tumble, soon comes night;

While I darn the socks, tick-tock.


Days stretch into a week,

Check the clock, chores complete, tick-tock.

Weeks have gone, now a month;

Short days, winter knocks, tick-tock.


Blizzards come, blizzards go;

Depression blocked, tick-tock.


Years come, years go;

Take stock, sign my will, tick-tock.

Sitting peaceful in the sun,

in a chair that rocks, tick-tock.

Time approaches for the trip;

Hug flock, say goodbye, tick-tock.

Climb heaven’s stairs

Jade Li transcends the rock, tick-tock.


4 thoughts on “#MLMM Saturday Mix – #Lucky Dip, 23 March 2019 — Tick-Tock

  1. Thank you, Len. When it said “inline rhyme” I think it means a rhyme in the same line, but looking at examples at it seems like the form is all over the place. The site even has one by the US poet laureate and it looks a little sketchy. Next one I will keep the continuing refrain, but try to rhyme within the two lines of the couplet and see what happens. Yes, poetry does put one to the test!


  2. A wonderful journey with time as the focus, the leader, the commander of individual fates… As I re read the rule… at least for MLMM we were only to allude to ourselves. I know I’ve done this form before. But not being a fan of any forced rhyme I … and I thought for some reason there was a perhaps darker focus I kept mine short. And added the haiku. Perhaps it was a cheat?

    Had to do some traveling up north today… snow is still on the ground and there are chunks of ice in lakes! I’m thinking Spring is wearing her long Janes 😉

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