Poem A Day Challenge: April 21-23

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I can’t believe there’s only a week remaining in the 2015 April Poem A Day Challenge! It’s all gone by so fast, but I’ve enjoyed every minute.

April 21, 2015
Prompt: You are / You are not

You, my love, . . . are not.

I.
sun through the blinds
your morning smile
keeps me warm

II.
rain taps the window
your side of the bed
leaves me cold

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April 22, 2015
Prompt: nature

the nature of wind

I.
a cool touch
sways the jasmine
to float on the vine

II.
a cool touch
sways the jasmine
to float on the vine

III.
a warm breath
lets the sun dance
between palm leaves

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April 23, 2015
Prompt: historic

I.
strolling on the Thames
centuries go by
in just a few steps

II.
ancient stones
lie on a bed
of spring grass

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c.b.w. 2015

Poem A Day Challenge: April 18-20

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The poems just keep coming for the 2015 April Poem A Day Challenge! Just when I thought the prompts were challenging enough, April 18th happens. I’m still in awe of the difficulty level, but also of the responses the prompt incited from fellow poets. If you haven’t stopped by Poetic Asides this month, I highly recommend visiting the April 18th comments for some amazing poems, (click on the link below).

April 18, 2015
Prompt: Pick 2 vowels and write a poem using words that only contain one or both of those vowels.

I.
midnight moon
glows on wings
in flight

II.
dawn’s first light
gilds grass with
sparkling rays

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April 19, 2015
Prompt: authority

I.
rushing water
pushes stones
like feathers

II.
clouds demand
the mountains hide
behind them

III.
palo verde trees
fall to the strength
of monsoon wind

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April 20, 2015
Prompt: my ___ , the ___

my path, the woods

I.
wrapped around
the lake’s shore
a quiet path

II.
reaching deep
into the pines
a quiet path

III.
covered by maples
speckled with sun
a quiet path

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c.b.w. 2015

Poem A Day Challenge: April 16-17

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The 2015 April Poem A Day Challenge continues with two days of incredibly tough prompts (at least they were for a haiku poet!). I did my best and here’s what I came up with to meet the challenge:

April 16, 2015
Prompt: science

I.
pushed by the moon
shimmering waves
rise on the shore

II.
trees are more
constant than screens
that light up

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April 17, 2015
Prompt: swing

I.
after it rains
beads of water gleam
on the porch swing

II.
for a moment
I fly
on the old tree swing

III.
sycamore seeds swing
on summer branches
early morning rain

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c.b.w. 2015