I decided to post some leftovers from April’s National Poetry Month. Anyway, I was looking for a form that I’d read about several years ago (like maybe 8 years – time flies when you are having fun) that consisted of taking a word and then writing a poem using only words derived from the letters in the word. The word you choose is the title. I couldn’t find the form or the name. I suppose when you change computers and have to start a bookmark list from scratch that happens. After a mighty search I found it!! An Anagrammatic poem which is made by permuting the fixed array of letters found only in the title into the words used in the poem. I like to play with words and I like poetry and I like puzzles. It seemed like a fun way to make a poem and would also exercise my brain in a way that I don’t often go. So I started this before April was over and then never finished because it really didn’t fit with the challenge I issued or Kim Hawke’s MMPP prompts. It took me several weeks of puttering. I scrapped several attempts and then found inspiration. Now, don’t laugh but I was inspired by my computer screen saver. You see I signed up for this rotating series of photos from nature around the world. The screen always has a little blurb about where and what is being displayed. This one photo was taken in Ireland and showed a stone cairn in the remote hills. It was a beautiful scene with the green hills and an ancient castle ruin in the background. So this made me do some virtual digging. That lead to some pretty fascinating stories of ancient customs (burial, marriage, war) and fable and myth pertaining to creation.