Day 9 – A-Z Blog Challenge – I



I – Ichthyostega 

Ichthostega was inspired when completing an April poetry challenge around five years ago.
This is how an ichthyostega looks today



Three foot long with a backbone too,
I’m a cross between a croc and a fish.

My doggy-like limbs move with ease
as I stir stealthily on the ground,

I slither into a stream to hide,
so the sun doesn’t dry my skin,

googly eyes bulge from my triangular head,
my pectoral fins scramble up trees.

I’m the first tetrapod to creep on land –
Named Mudskipper—for this is what I do.


I – Imagery

Imagery is something I like to use in my poetry. Hilda Doolittle was an imagist and my aim is to become known as an ‘imagist’ too.


2 thoughts on “Day 9 – A-Z Blog Challenge – I

  1. Anita April 10, 2018 / 7:35 pm

    You certainly bring a lot of wonderful imagery here.


  2. Patricia M Osborne April 10, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    Thank you, Anita. This is an older poem so I hope my today’s poems have much more.


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