Mouse, or: Mouse

A ‘Blitz’ poem

man of few words
man or mouse
mouse potato
mouse over
over the moon
over and above
above reproach
above and beyond
beyond description
beyond the word
word of mouth
word of mouse
mouse about
mouse in the wall
wall of silence
silence is deafening
silence is golden
golden opportunity
golden touch
touch all the bases
touch wood
wood pussies
wood mice
mice have good memories
mice play when the cat's away
away with the fairies
away from it all
all kidding aside
all in good time
time to kill
time to hit the road
road to Damascus
road cop
cop a head
cop a mouse
mouse whiskers are sensitive
mouse in the house
house of cards
house and home
home away from home
home game
game over
game that two can play
play the fool
play cat and mouse
mouse hole
mouse trap

W3 poetry prompt

This blitz poem was written for Murisopsis’ W3 poetry prompt this week, which was to compose a blitz poem that includes something about a mouse or mice. Click here for more information on ‘blitz poems’.

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Ben Harper (b. 1969)

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23 thoughts on “Mouse, or: Mouse”

  1. You won’t believe this but today I was thinking about this form but I couldn’t get to the name.
    You’ve done one before
    And I loved it.
    I can feel you had much fun doing this blitz .

    Mice play when the cat’s away

    Lol, that is an old saying
    As kids we were always warned โš ๏ธ
    In this way.

  2. What a merry chase of a poem, like the classical music track on a Tom & Jerry toon. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Makes me wonder: Is the free association of words, written by a poet within a poetic structure; like a Rorschach ink blot dripped by an abstract expressionist painter? ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. This is brilliant David! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Lot of fun and expertly done. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ I’m sensing a theme though running through the poem, nay scurrying more like! ๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜‚

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