Bad Cattitude – #NaPoWriMo22 – Day 16

#NaPoWriMo22, Other Poetry Add comments

Hi 🙂


It is Day 16 of NaPoWriMo, and the prompt on the site asked me to write a ‘curtal sonnet’.  As usual, I went and found an explanation for myself so I knew what I was getting into:

“Gerard Manley Hopkins invented the curtal sonnet in the 19th century. The poem consists of 10 lines written in iambic pentameter and a final line consisting of a single spondee (or foot consisting of two long or stressed syllables).” [from: Curtal Sonnet: Poetic Forms – Writer’s Digest (]

The above then went on to say that the rhyming scheme was abc abc   dbcdc. 

I needed a bit more focus still, so I employed the good ol’  random word generator trick 😉


I live to shatter, love to wreak havoc      a

Pedestrian possessions cast all ‘round     b

A pair of boots, a cucumber o’er there…     c

As your hand to my head feels the gravic     a

I hiss, then bite you ‘til you’re on the ground.   b

(When in a shady corner, floof my hair.)   c

It’s plain I am the boss, your fossil creaks!   d

My wrist could murder you with scarce a sound    b

You, frail human, are so feebly prepared,               c

What ‘owner’ constantly skimps on the treats?!      d

Take care…    c



I feel I did cheat just a little bit there, as I switched the order of a couple of the words I got from the generator (and also made one a plural) but I managed to wedge in ten 10 syllable lines, 9 random words, the correct rhyming scheme and that spondee (whilst sticking to a theme)…so I’d call that a win!!

I shall be back for Day 17 😉


Monty X


Come visit the Facebook page and follow @ComfyRestless on Twitter


Copyright © 2022  Montaffera All Rights Reserved

Please do not use any of my content (posts, pictures, poetry etc) without my permission, but feel free to link back to my blog if something catches your eye. Thank you!




Leave a Reply