Poem A Day Challenge: April 5-6

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It’s been twelve days and I’m still going strong in the April Poem A Day Challenge. Even though I’m behind in posting poems here, I am right on schedule for the challenge. So far, I’m loving the prompts and how they are challenging me to try new things. In many ways, it’s nice to break out of my usual mode of using photographs and nature to kickstart my muse.

April 5, 2014
Prompt: Write a discovery poem.

I have no faith,
or golden egg
These bloodshot eyes,
burn with regret
My heavy head,
hangs low and dead

There are no steps,
just worn out shoes
The doing years,
are empty time
My hollow clock
has twisted arms

Through rusted gears,
comes a faint sound
Listen closer,
footsteps echo
A lifted gaze,
a brighter view

Inspiration: I have no idea. This is one of those poems that just “fell out” of my head. The words were simply there and I wish I knew how they came together.

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April 6, 2014
Prompt: Write a night poem.

When light fades,
blue cascades
Life flickers,
candles melt
Silence falls,
sleepy town

Souls take flight,
starry night
Swirls of gold,
spark with fire
Fireworks flare,
muted roar

Inspiration: That day I was doing research on Van Gogh’sĀ The Starry Night in preparation for a lesson plan. In my reading I learned he was inspired by the popular belief of the time that after someone died their soul took residence in the stars. Van Gogh’s quote, “If we take the train to get to Tarascon or Rouen, we take death to reach a star,” resonated in my head all day and turned into a poem.

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How goes your poeming this month?

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c.b.w. 2014

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