Alien Skull


Alien Skull

(A Whitney)


Big surprise,

alien skull.

Secret eyes

are fairly dull.

Hard to spot

this hidden hull.

Why was it left there to rot?


Author Notes

Using a bit of imagination, I see an alien skull here. You’ll have to look hard for the eye sockets, then it comes together with a straight line mouth at the bottom.

This poem is a Whitney.

The Whitney poem format was created by Betty Ann Whitney. This is a seven-line versed poem based on Japanese patterns with a fixed syllable format that contains

3, 4, 3, 4, 3, 4, 7 syllables respectively.

No rhyme scheme is required, but may be incorporated if desired. For this poem I did use a rhyme scheme. It is:


This photograph was taken by the author himself, of a snowy tree branch in his back yard.

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