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Saturday, April 1, 2017

April 1st

1st April

Going to try and join in with the poem a day in April. I managed last year. 30 poems in 30 days with napowrimo . So here goes, the first one , trying to go with the prompt -  with Kay Ryan in mind "short, tight lines, rhymes interwoven throughout, maybe an animal or two, and, if you can manage to stuff it in, a sharp little philosophical conclusion."


Tiptoeing Around .

The bear sits
in his chair
asleep for now
unaware of those
tiptoeing around
hardly putting
feet to ground
pale faces
sunken
minds race
drunken
soon the beast will
wake
soon the beast will
take
from the souls
of those
those he loves
the very
spirit
of each one
breath by breath
til all is gone


See you tomorrow ...




4 comments :

Dale said...

Well done, Maz. I think you did a great job with the challenge and inspiration and your recombinant rhyme works well. An excellent first day ... 29 to go. :)

WyomingDiva said...

Yay! Glad you are doing NaPo.- thanks for visiting my blog!

Soumya said...

Lovely Poem <3

Josie Two Shoes said...

Wow, powerfully done, Maz, short and to the point, and incorporating all that was asked for. I am impressed!