Yep. national poetry writing month. I’m up for it. The challenge is to write a poem every day for the month of April. Anyone else? I just started yesterday (will have to post that one a different day) but here’s my stab for today:

Saturday Afternoon

You wouldn’t think young eyes were capable

of such subtlety

in noticing the pacasandra

in determining there was beauty

and a powerful scent to the scattered blossoms.

You wouldn’t think grubby hands were capable

of such grace

in gentle plucking below the blossom,

the tedious gathering by the thousands

into the blown glass bowl.

You wouldn’t think unruly boys were capable

of such chivalry

in devising the scheme

to keep me half a block away

until the gift could be properly bestowed

but they can, my friends.

and they can

and they can.

All right, people. Who’s with me? Post your poem in the comment section (or a link to more of your writing) for the world to read.


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2 Responses to “NaPoWriMo”

  1. Granny Sue Says:

    Nice, Lainie!

    I haven’t posted one for today yet. Thinking about what to write about. I’ve kept up so far, but it’s only day…what? 7? well, that’s a full week! Only 3 more to go.

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