Enveloped by Plenitude


“Today’s prompt (optional, as always) asks you to make use of our resource for the day. First, make a list of ten words. You can generate this list however you’d like – pull a book  off the shelf and find ten words you like, name ten things you can see from where you’re sitting, etc. Now, for each word, use Rhymezone to identify two to four similar-sounding or rhyming words. For example, if my word is “salt,” my similar words might be “belt,” “silt,” “sailed,” and “sell-out.”

Once you’ve assembled your complete list, work on writing a poem using your new “word bank.” You don’t have to use every word, of course, but try to play as much with sound as possible, repeating  sounds and echoing back to others using your rhyming and similar words.”

DAY THREE  3 April 2020


Plenitude of time envelopes me:

I watch a candle burn, wax soften, claim

translucency before it melts, candidly

vanish, a tapestry of nothingness,

a felt pen emptied of ink’s gentle turn,

majesty of word, last link, yearned for often

to ravish, tame, overturn: a sword,

ready to spurn complacency, entrain,

fresh flame, devour coromandel,

churn ashes for a curvaceous terracotta

urn awaiting me, I contemplate and learn,

expect my turn, listen to Handel’s

music for the Royal Fireworks,

wax of my body placidly softens,

drop by cereous drop, no quirks, it melts,

still I aim for that ounce of luminosity,

that yet counts I felt before I vanish

beyond this moment’s plenitude of time,

its cherished sparks of serendipity.












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