Child sacrifice poor Andromeda tied
her mother watching in the distance
starry night hope to be saved
Cassiopeia bright thru my window
I am both daughter and mother
Daughter bound from ignorance
to monsters in the heavens
break free before the dawn
NaPoWriMo prompt to do a self portrait using historical or mythical character. This poem is a 44 word poem called a quadrille. It is about generational curse between mothers and daughters.
out in the desert of New Mexico
a city of rocks
amazing to see
from near and far
by volcanic action
in a sea of hot brine
a city harder than concrete
dVerse prompt to describe a city
to my husband
I took your name
it was smooth
a long necked thing
white or black
never in between
this is not a swan song
it is a love song
ready to sing
against a sea of feathers
a bird taking wing
NaPoWriMo prompt four using hard nouns
Geocaching I haven’t tried. It uses geo positioning to find hidden treasure. Once you have found a hidden treasure, you leave a record of your find, take a souvenir and leave something in exchange. Sounds simple enough and must be fun and another outdoor activity.
Enter the concept of wordcaching. It sounds like fun and another April poetry writing adventure. Here is how it will work:
Write a poem (less than 100 words). Tag the poem with wordcaching. Starting April 1 search on WordPress for wordcaching. Take one word from someone’s poem and leave them a word to replace it. Leave a comment such as I am taking _______ and leaving _______. The word taken must be removed by the author and the new word put in its place.
With the word you take from other peoples’ poem make a new poem and tag with wordcaching.
This continues until April 30 and at that point all poems are considered finished. With all poems tagged wordcaching this should create a list of all the cached poems.
Sound like fun. Let’s see if it works.
outside of Tuscan we set up camp
drove the stakes in hard
before a panoramic hardcore sunset
that went unphotographed
in the cold night
a hemisphere revealed her lights
I studied constellations
as wisps of clouds formed
I woke to distant thunder
no rainfly on the tent
one drop of rain
forced me out
the storm couldn’t wait
horizontal lightning flashed
across the sands and cactus
tent fly sparked at my fingertips
finally save and dry under a pounding rain
NaPoWriMo Day 5 nature experience
“a wild night” Mary Oliver
We were light and dark in the sun of Africa. Even on a cloudy safari
the zebras stood posed on the savannah. In the distance the baby elephant
ran with its mother. Hidden in the grass a baby rhino. A mother and child
traveling on a mission in South Africa.
At some point they will part. The child will return to Africa a woman.
The zebras will continue to graze and outrun the predators. The song of
praise will continue to rise on a level of global understanding.
Shadow of the zebra
on the plains of Africa
dverse prompt on shadow