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:
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.