Car crash, or: Sea Monster

A pantoum

Car crashed sailing along dreamway
Wheels spun around through misty breeze
Hark! He heard panicked krill swarms say
Ducking, dropped down to hands and knees

Wheels spun around through misty breeze
Whipped drops of water slapped his face
Ducking, dropped down to hands and knees
Wreckage, much needed hiding place

Whipped drops of water slapped his face
Streams thick with flotsam in its wake
Wreckage, much needed hiding place
Frozen, felt all existence shake

Streams thick with flotsam in its wake
Lanes rippling, cracking with sheer force
Frozen, felt all existence shake
Torn rolling landscape, foamy, coarse

Lanes rippling, cracking with sheer force
Hark! He heard panicked krill swarms say
Torn rolling landscape, foamy, coarse
Car crashed sailing along dreamway

W3 poetry prompt

This poem was written for Aditi Sharma’s W3 poetry prompt this week, which was to compose a pantoum on the theme of something dreamy, non-existent in the real world, or your real-life dreams.

For information about the ‘pantoum’ poetry form, click here.


Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

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