NaPoWriMo Day 29: Response to Plath Poetry Project

Hummingbird-nest

Poem  being responded to:

AMONG THE NARCISSI

Spry, wry, and gray as these March sticks,

Percy bows, in his blue peajacket, among the narcissi.

He is recuperating from something on the lung.

 

Response:

 

Percy needed flight free,

I tried to nurse but he abandoned me,

Yet was he ever really caught?

My heart unworthy cage, all for naught,

I too am in free flight,

As apt to soar in day as night,

My nest awaits,

The fevered taste,

Time will weave sticks into something worthy,

I release all, from birth to sea to infinity

 

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Innumerable

12,568 reported deaths

Each night with eyes like hands

Clasping earthen beads

Malas and rosaries

Like a phoenix rising with stars and sun

Irrepressible iridescence, flight begun

Bird/Cage

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Shadow

Composition: Light

Jeweled feathers awaiting flight,

Silhouette unceasingly walking each labyrinth chamber,

Transfixed by holy other, familiar stranger,

Hopefulness,

Simultaneous bated breath,

Will we?

Soar or sink?

I untether the velvet,

Birdcage heart door swings

“Prodigal flâneur” the bird sings

 

 

Day 28 NaPoWriMo: Skeltonic Verse

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Your mind will not be my cage,

Light the palo santo and the sage,

Purify and turn the page,

Pause for righteousness, cease, release,

There is a case for Godliness, a reason to seek peace,

We must still ourselves as the world continues to turn,

Though absent now, the sun will return,

We will descend or rise together,

Let’s be wise and rise, let us be windswept feathers,

Floating on the breeze of mystery,

Hope, hardwork and many dreams,

Collaborating to rebuild our shared reality.