Naked and bent here I stand all alone, save for the efflorescent rocks and the parched grass you ruin me, making mother earth my grave your rapacious, pillaging ways so crass one day for my brethren’s shade you’ll crave scorched earth and rivers will be muddy morass unsullied skies continue celestial dance heavenly bodies shine and meteors prance!
Absent friends crawl out of woodwork; fans of my versatility lip-smacking, sour, tangy citrusy; my taste in your memory lurks
I’m no longer the free perk you can indulge in this summer my sky-high price is a bummer a whiter shade of pale you turn my charms you unwillingly spurn safe from squeezing, I gladly smirk!
(This summer lemons are almost four times their price! In India, most people rely on lemons for cool refreshing drinks. But the start of summer has been different.)
Today’s NaPoWriMo challenge is to write a poem that anthropomorphizes a kind of food. It could be a favorite food of yours, or maybe one you feel conflicted about.
Written for dVerse. Today’s host, Merril says: Choose one—or more–of the names from the list below and use it in your poem OR as a title for your poem. Just to be clear, you can write in any style or form, and the poems do not have to be about roses or flowers.
Absent Friends Absolutely Fabulous A Whiter Shade of Pale Bobby Dazzler Boule de Neige Julia’s Kiss Leaping Salmon Pretty Jessica Purple Tiger Sylvia Twice in a Blue Moon
I am also responding to Val’s scavenger hunt. Write a Espinela poem or write a poem on the theme of passion.
(My apologies for not responding to your comments or reading your posts these last few days. I have been down with stomach flu. Today I am better. Will catch up soon.)
Your rapier sharp words joint my heart shards of love I pluck from the void the melancholic cricket sings laments every night vows float like debris sleep eludes me sit by me let’s count scars
Because it’s a Saturday, write in a specific form – the nonet! A nonet has nine lines. The first line has nine syllables, the second has eight, and so on until you get to the last line, which has just one syllable.
Also Val has asked us to write a nonet or write a poem using the word “joint” and “bent”.
I am also sharing another poem written for Val’s scavenger hunt. She says, write a Cascade poem or write a poem using the word “limber”.
As I limber up for a month of writing I worry if I’ve taken too much on my plate but writing is what satiates my soul.
All kinds of thoughts rush through my mind does being prolific a poet make, I wonder as I limber up for a month of writing.
Shouldn’t poetic ideas incubate for a while marinate properly in creative juices I worry if I’ve taken too much on my plate.
Abandon the idea and step back should I who likes half-baked amateurish verses but writing is what satiates my soul.
Two weeks you stood on my table ignored but not so completely your scent made me miserable though you did nod your heads sweetly.
I mussitate but unstable I’m not. Am not angry with you at glisk I kiddle your fair hue but can’t forgive his caddish ways the sleepless nights, the restless days Dear blooms, my love for him was true!
Today’s optional prompt is to write a poem based on a word featured in a tweet from Haggard Hawks, an account devoted to obscure and interesting English words. I chose the following three.
Also written for Val’s scavenger hunt: Write a Decima poem or write a poem using the theme of roses.