GloPoWriMo: Day 24

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GloPoWriMo: Day 24

The Day 24 prompt was to write a poem of ekphrasis – that is, a poem inspired by a work of art.  The prompt was to base your poem on a very particular kind of art – the marginalia of medieval manuscripts.   Rabbits hunting wolves, people sitting on nests of eggs, dogs studiously reading books, birds wearing snail shells.  It might have gotten quite boring copying out manuscripts all day, so the monks made their own fun!  I have chosen this picture of two men playing backgammon with similar (but not identical) illustrations above them.

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Best out of Three

Best out of three you said

Yes but, can’t we just do
Best out of five
It’s much the same thing

You lost
Accept it

But, but, best out of five
Come on

Don’t be infuriating
My design is better
It’s shield shaped for one
Which is better to hide behind
The legs on yours are spindly
My red background is fierce
And, I have the crown
So I make the decisions

How about
One more game
Winner takes all
What do you say?

Copyright, D M Day, 2017

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