Feetings (2022 NaPoWriMo #02)

With a little digging I found another series of poetry prompts being provided by NaPoWriMo – 30 Poems in 30 Days. I started in the middle so these will be coming out of order as I work to catch-up.

Prompt 02

Write a prose poem based on an obscure and interesting English word (reference Haggard Hawks twitter account, which is an account devoted to such words)


I’ve done my research (read some tweets) and settled on “feetings” as the obscure word to inspire my poem. I know its obscure not just because I’ve never heard of it, but because my spellchecker also doesn’t recognize it. Auto-correct consistently want to “correct” it to “feelings”. I was attracted to this word as it has a very specific meaning that I find heartwarming — feetings are the small animal track prints left behind in the snow (such as a bird’s foot prints). I love that it’s specific to the snow.


So light on your feet
Gentle tiptoes in the snow
Showing where you go

I decided to use a haiku form as it’s petite which felt appropriate to represent the word.

Be well,



  1. gigglingfattie says:

    Aw so cute!

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  2. Kathleen says:

    Lovely image

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Thank you 🙂


  3. murisopsis says:

    I’m adding feetings to my list of interesting words! Of course the haiku works perfectly with this word – great choice of form for this tasty tidbit of poetry!

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Yay!!! Thanks!


  4. Kate Duff says:

    Perfect – I’ve never heard of feetings (auto correct is stubborn; but I am stubborner 😂and that annoyed it too-as it should) I thought your haiku described it perfectly

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Thank you. Yes, i struggled with autocorrect on this as well. Haha.

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