Sunday, April 9, 2017

NaPoWriMo Day #6

The prompt at NaPoWriMo is:

Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that looks at the same thing from various points of view. The most famous poem of this type is probably Wallace Stevens’ “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird”. You don’t need to have thirteen ways of looking at something – just a few will do!

Variation on a Night Sky

Dark trees on the horizon sway
against a black-star night,
as the moon hangs, an
irridescent fingernail of light.

Two lovers stroll hand-in-hand
along the rivers edge,
bulbous yellow moon undulating
atop the breeze-strewn ripples.

The stars dip their spotlights
into the hazy evening fog,
stopping only at the corner
of Main where the post-lights blink.

Somewhere past the backstreets
where the silver-rimmed wheels
crack the pavement a shade past black,
crickets orchestrate the leg-strings
of their symphany and night moves
among the trees in the shape of gray.

1 comment:

  1. lovely.


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