Wednesday, April 5, 2017

NaPoWriMo Day #5

The NaPoWriMo prompt for today is:

 In honor of Mary Oliver’s work, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that is based in the natural world: it could be about a particular plant, animal, or a particular landscape. But it should be about a slice of the natural world that you have personally experienced and optimally, one that you have experienced often. Try to incorporate specific details while also stating why you find the chosen place or plant/animal meaningful.


The Third Day of Spring

Somewhere in the distance
I hear chimes.
The ice in  my coffee
is slowly melting,
light brown morning lava,
manta for the poets brain.
I mean to drink it
bittersweet bean excrament,
but I've been made immobile
by the mid-day weather,
air as warm as skin,
the ghostly touch of a
sultry-cool breeze,
March weather made
of leaves and heat,
kisses the back of 
my neck, a sneaky lover
that teases,  yet eludes
tangible touch-of-hand.

1 comment:

  1. Love your poems and challenges, I don't know exactly what you have in mind but this is what I came up with... Thanks

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