Bedraggled wishes

while sulky mist wanders through bare-boned trees

mournful crows lend shrill mythic caws their

sinister chants assault the air

as ungathered secrets bow

to once wished-upon stars

and eerie dreams of

Halloween, the

old crow caws

at the



Prompt – What you wish for?

Use the theme above to write your choice of syllabic poem.

The Saturday Symphony #33 #OctoberEdition #SpooksAndCreeps


This month’s prompt is simple; write something scary


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37 thoughts on “Bedraggled wishes

    1. Thank you, Jude! I struggled with writing a spooky piece and feel this poem is more atmospheric than spooky. My Halloween poem that was just published by Spillwords Press may be a little spookier. I’m sharing that poem on my blog later. 💖

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  1. I didn’t do Tanka Tuesday yet. But I did WDYS, Carrot Ranch and Sat Sym. together!! 🙂

    The other day I saw some very big black birds!!!

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  2. Oh this was delightful, Franci. Bravo… I’m so far behind. I’ve been having problems with comments. WP said it’s my theme, I’ve tried every single one and still the same. 🤦🏼‍♀️

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      1. I can’t get comments on any themes from the little bell on the top menu. The only browser that let’s me get comments is Vivaldi, but it doesn’t work well with my Mac since the new updates. (I like Safari for Mac but it’s still slow and I can’t get rid of the ads. It’s infuriating). Every time I use Chrome I get so much spam it’s ridiculous. So, I’m on Firefox right now. But, if I’m on someone else’s blog, the little bell works!! I’ve cleared catches and everything. Nothing works.

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      2. It’s suddenly working. I think there were WP updates again. I’m back at the Dara theme where I started. I had to use Chrome for my browser. Yesterday, I couldn’t get anything to work. 🤦🏼‍♀️ This is that new author blog. My old blog for Word Craft Poetry worked fine. There is no explaining the issues.


      3. I wish they would offer new themes other than FSE. There’s not much choice with a sidebar and the ability to change the background. I’ve used CSS here and there but I’m not that knowledgeable about it.

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      4. I do my own CSS too, but the themes are so lacking. These FSE themes are ugly. When will WP understand that? People want blogs that look nice. I’ll send you my CSS blog codes I’ve collected through the years. Maybe there will be something that works for you.

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