Poem 20160210

through these trees
a cold river runs
flowing true
wearing light
bold fish stare holding your gaze
your feet splash–shivers



Hey, it’s a twofer challenge!

The Secret Keeper
Weekly Writing Prompt #23
(5) Words: | STARE | RIVER | HOLD | TRUE | WEAR |


Jane Dougherty Writes
Poetry challenge #17: Shadorma

Poem 20150420

Day 20 of the #NaPoWriMo challenge and we have come to this:

And now for our prompt (optional, as always). Today, I challenge to write a poem that states the things you know. For example, “The sky is blue” or “Pizza is my favorite food” or “The world’s smallest squid is Parateuthis tunicata. Each line can be a separate statement, or you can run them together. The things you “know” of course, might be facts, or they might be a little bit more like beliefs. Hopefully, this prompt will let your poem be grounded in specific facts, while also providing room for more abstract themes and ideas.

Facts? Who needs ’em!

the moon is made of cheese
which is sad for the rabbit
who lives there
he probably wishes it were made of carrots
but maybe not so sad for the princess
who lives there though
she might get tired of cheese all the time
the rabbit will make her rice cakes
gummy and sticky
–they’re bad for old people to eat
on new year’s day
because they’re easy to choke on–
the mochi will be a nice change
from all that cheese
while she’s sitting up there
in her silk robes
looking down and affecting the tides
making people go crazy when she shines
bright and full
–it’s called lunacy–
does she breathe in sharp daggers of moon dust?
does she breathe at all?
she’s kind of a goddess
so if she does breathe
it probably doesn’t tear her lungs into shreds
like it would
i like to look up at her
and her friend the rabbit
and i think
you’re not all alone up there
any more than i am down here
in your light