Muddy brown kelp floats upon the crystal blue
A lone Mosasaur, ungainly, in a sorrowful deluge
The underwater plexus of magnificent sea creatures:
Reduced to nothing, at some comet’s nonchalant whim
Amidst joyful migration, the earth had exploded
Against a sharp cliff edge, its melanin mutilated
Teary nickel eyes tell a story of loss and survivor’s guilt
Others of its kind all gone; bodies, non-submersible
Millions of years later, this phase will surely repeat
This has been a response to Wordle #85 by Mind Love Misery’s Menagerie.
In case you are wondering, this poem is written about the Cretaceous- Paleogene extinction event that wiped out all non-avian dinosaurs.
The idea for this poem kind of evolved (pun intended) after I searched about animals that have the melanin pigment in their bodies, and saw pictures of this amazing animal: a mosasaur, which is a type of dinosaur that inhabited the inland seas of the earth around 66 million years ago.
So that was the long and complicated thought process I had, after going through the words in the prompt :p
The words were:
3. Kelp (brown algae)
5. Plexus (a network, as of nerves or blood vessels. any complex structure containing an intricate network of parts: the plexus of international relations.)
10. Melanin (any of a class of insoluble pigments, found in all forms of animal life,that account for the dark color of skin, hair, fur, scales, feathers, etc.)
12. The last word I want you to invent (give a definition in the beginning). If you are fluent in a language other than English you can alternatively teach us a special word in that language. These words will be gathered up for future use ;-).
You guys must be wondering about the last 3 words in this poem and their meaning.
The three words and their meaning in the Indian language, Malayalam are as follows:
Aarambham : The beginning
Avasaanam: The end
Punarjanmam: Rebirth or Reincarnation
Use at least 10 of the words to create a story or poem (these are hard!)
The words can appear in an alternate form
Use the words in any order that you like.
(Image courtesy: http://thesax66.deviantart.com/art/Mosasaur-496620483))
Hope you all enjoyed it and thanks for reading!
Till next time,