NaPoWriMo Day 12: Haibun

http://www.popsci.it/stesse-origini-per-squame-e-denti.html

scales

 

Ruddy trees stretch longingly towards slate skies

Birds weave feathers and air

Seeking smooth stones from fossil lined banks

 

Icy blue eyes, burning warmth

Opal fish scales, coral from time before

Skip stones, “be here now”

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Day 29 NaPoWriMo: Specific Noun From Favorite Poem: Flower

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Like humans, flowers gestate in the dark,

Each fed by time, water and sunlight spark,

A flower can be wild, can be a weed,

Can overtake expansive space, starting out as small seed,

The line between admiration and envy,

A comma, so common, yet breathtaking, begin and ending.

 

 

Read one of my favorite poems whose specific noun, flower, inspired my poem:

“When Death Comes” by Mary Oliver:

http://www.awakin.org/read/view.php?tid=477