My Photos, My Poetry

Z is for Zinke

it was not wrath

she mused as the screams reached a pitch

that matched the ensorcelled instrument

she stroked it as she played

drawing forth the sorcery

before her fire raced across the sky,


once past,

to scorch

the laughter that had risen to ashes,


she heard the sea fall

dispersing the village remnants in its torrent,

placing the instrument in its pouch

cradled against her breast

she wondered what the next village would be like

for a time…


zinke = old wind instrument resembling the cornet


The cornett, cornetto or zink is an early wind instrument, dating from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods. It was used in what are now called alta capellas or wind ensembles. It is not to be confused with the trumpet-like instrument cornet. (sourced at:


This is the last post for ABC Wednesday: The letter Z


I made it through !!

Yeah !!

And had fun doing it…


36 thoughts on “Z is for Zinke”

    1. Well now I am happy – I had never heard of it either…
      Well as to the picture – it is raining fire and an ocean…
      It was hoped that it did look wrathful – for though she denied it, we all know what wrath looks like now don’t we…


  1. Lovely – not heard of the instrument before but can hear it accompanying your poem – have I asked you before if you are acquainted with Catherine Mair in Katikati? Over 10 years since we visited NZ but many still fresh memories.


  2. You’ve got Zinke and I’ve got Zenke. Too funny. Congratulations to both of us! We made it A-Z. Are you doing it again? I think I will but without the pressure of a theme. A-Z streets and A-Z people were very rewarding but they put a lot of pressure on a person to organize A-Z upfront. Were this my day job, the task would be easier.

    Congrats on all of your writing. You seem diligent and focused– a great recipe for success! Have a great week.

    Greensboro Daily Photo


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