Thursday, April 7, 2016

NaPoWriMo Day #7

the prompt over at NaPoWriMo went like this today:
Write a tritina. The tritina is a shorter cousin to the sestina, involving three, three-line stanzas, and a final concluding line. Three “end words” are used to conclude the lines of each stanza, in a set pattern of ABC, CAB, BCA, and all three end words appear together in the final line.

I always struggle with form poetry.  I feel it restricts my word-usage, which then makes me feel as if I'm trapped in a room with no doors.  Poetry anxiety?

I tried my best, and here is the outcome:

Sky Tapestry

I was nineteen when I found the stars,
Hot July summer boiling my black-sky dreams.
I stood back-packed, slack-jawed and calling.

I longed for a soft body made of love but words kept calling
So I laid upon the grass of fall, conversed with leaves, swallowed stars
Flailing beyond gray-haired storm-skies toward white-clean poet-dreams.

Now thirty-four has found me drinking dreams
Like chamomile tea, black-creamed and calling
Me back from books of the Beatniks, sun-signs,  and lost stars.

Bohemian sister with my basket full of dreams, calling out names of stars from a busy city street.

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