EXERCISE National Poetry Month 2016: April 8

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by RiverNotch, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. Again, the rule is you've got to write something on the topic or form described, with yer poems being in different posts. And that month thing -- prompts'll stop by April 30.

    TODAY'S TOPIC: Inspired by a place you have lived in or a place you want to live in.
    FORM: Any
    LINE REQUIREMENTS: 8 lines or more

    Credit where it's due; the idea and the prompts come from this site:
    Poetry Forum - - Post poetry, get feedback, give critique.

    a memory a film
    viewed once, eventually excitement
    loud action, hero
    slaying dragon
    or princess opening sex
    drowned out, as always,
    in favor of the little things

    the children -- perhaps the sun
    setting red in the horizon,
    dramatic string section
    hanging chords -- cut to night

    red firelight
    on the deep in contemplation face,
    a young voice, his words in the quiet like
    "should I heed? should I heed?"

    and smells of sage on rafter, thickening
    moss on wood, bed of furs
    beginning to foul, sour wine --

    my son my younger self, we heed now
    sitting here, locked
    in illusion
    now let me enjoy my pipe
    #2 RiverNotch, Apr 8, 2016
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  3. Hyacinths

    The world is perfumed largely with fragrant hyacinths,
    Sincerely blue, sincerely blue are you, dear house guest.
    Me? No, I'm no resident. I've been everywhere and
    Nowhere - but, that is where I like to be left to rest.

    Give me a fine corner and a cup of tea, sweet blue,
    I will tell you everything and nothing, all at once.
    Darling bloom of the god Zyphyr, western Anemoi,
    Strike me - Apollion, in the head, have you conscience?

    And he won't say another word to Hyakinthos,
    Who was his everything, but then nothing all at once.
  4. Sometimes you wish
    Dreaming on a star
    Young minds expanding.
    Wanting to go.
    Far off lands.
    Filled with faeries
    Galloping Unicorns
    Lands full of Candy
    Distant horizons
    Pirate ships
    Lost Treasures
    Second Star to the Right
    Sugar Plum Faeries
    Rivers of Chocolate
    You mind filled with the
    ideas of things.
    Hoping one day
    when you close your eyes
    you can simply forget
    your every day worries
    And go to your childhood
    memories and dreams
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