Poem A Day Challenge: April 27-30


Woo-Hoo! I completed the 2015 April Poem A Day Challenge. It’s been an incredibly challenging and inspiring month of poetry. Thank you so much to Robert Brewer on Poetic Asides for running the challenge and to all the wonderful poets who made me feel so welcome. I feel beyond privileged to be part of something so amazing.

April 27, 2015
Prompt: looking back

morning opens
with crisp air
from last night’s rain

mist lingers on
mountain peaks
as the storm clears

clear blue sky
sun-dried sand
dimpled by rain

– – –

April 28, 2015
Prompt: matter / anti-matter

I. matter

burned trees stand
in the ash where
a sapling grows

II. anti-matter

weightless ash
settles into an
empty forest

– – –

April 29, 2015
Prompt: what nobody knows

the door closes
her smile fades
the sound of rain

the lock clicks
her eyes close
the storm rages

– – –

April 30, 2015
Prompt: Bury the ___.

bury the fall

snowflakes fall
until the ground
is gone

– – –

c.b.w. 2015

6 thoughts on “Poem A Day Challenge: April 27-30

  1. The last one reminds me of the cod ‘quotation’ I inserted at the front of ‘I am not a fish’:

    “This poem’s a cover version of one by William Wordsworth. All the words are his, it’s just that I’m writing them down. There’s a whole crowd of us doing cover versions of poems by the greats – Keats, Yeats, Bukowski, Basho – and whoever does the best one wins the X-Factor of Poetry. Mine’s already lying on the ground, snowflakes filling up the holes in every letter ‘o’.”


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