Dawn & Dusk

The sky was flushed

with crimson light

lining the horizon

draws out emotions

from clouds

soon to turn dark

their departure

makes for hope

of blushing dawn

while holding on

to colors before twilight

two sides of dawn & dusk

one then the other

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dVerse prompt to write a quadrille using the word flush.

Dawn & Dusk

My Red Wheelbarrow

I wheeled my red wheelbarrow

filled with poppy and lupine

past three horses pasturing

past the wind-warped madronas

past the heron and the wren

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NaPoWriMo prompt on the poets who have had an impact on our poetry writing. These are images from three of my favorite poets—

Line 1. William Carlos Williams

Line 2-3. Robinson Jeffers

Line 4-5. Theodore Roethke

My Red Wheelbarrow

Rosette

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A flower of ancient ceremony

Mesopotamia    Egypt   Greece

carved  in  stone  on  columns

hammered into golden jewels

to  represent   the  wild  roses

celebration            rites  of  life

& death

 

 

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NaPoWriMo prompt on the meaning of a flower.

The rosette has been seen throughout antiquity in

many cultures across the world.

 

Rosette

Lake Bosumtwi

 

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A meteor struck

filled with rain

fish came

 

twenty tribes

along the shore

speak Twi

 

fishermen

& their families

tour guides too

 

akwaaba   welcome

medaase   thank you

mayera   I’m lost

 

primary school

helps the children

learn English

 

sacred lake to Ashanti

protect her

life-sustaining waters

 

Tumi nyina ne asase

All power emanates

from the earth

 

 

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NaPoWriMo prompt to write a place poem.  Lake Bosumtwi is the only natural lake in Ghana,  an ancient impact crater.

 

 

Lake Bosumtwi