2021 NaPoWriMo April 25 Flash of Light I, II


Our prompt for today (optional, as always) is to write an “occasional” poem. What’s that? Well, it’s a poem suited to, or written for, a particular occasion. Maybe a discovery. A Eureka moment.

(Detailed prompt below.)

Flash of Light I


Sometimes
books tell you
things you can’t
believe


such as there’s a
source of light
within
a tall tale you
don’t take in


if you did, you’d feel
like a thief
stealing
a silver spoon
not yours


yet leave a desire
to explore enquire
fired
by a dreamlike
gleam


sometime
on a grey day
minding no one
nothing
no thoughts


you sit
on a weather-
smoothed rock
soft breeze
soothing scent
of rosemary
thyme
buzzing
bumblebee


soles sense
soft ground
eyes closed
nothing no one
you sit breathe


when
your lids
your forehead
feel the touch
of light
the sun’s out!
you open
your eyes


grey sky
nothing no one
no sun


doubt
your senses
daydream
fantasy
never mind
relax
who cares


again
this time
so bright
it’s true
sun’s breaking
through


grey day
nothing no one
no sun


third time round
flash
calls back
what sometime
you read


poetic
soothing
sayings

* * *

Flash Of Light II


So what’s the light
you tout
about?


The new sheen
does it mean
mind-window
clean?


Less fumbling
and stumbling
no more
happenstance?


Zest to share
a happy
stance?


A vow to be
alive
no strife
no regret?


A reset
an upgrade
a bigger bet?


Candor
compassion
renewed romance
effervescent
dance with life?


Ok then.
Sit down.
Relax.
Breathe.

* * *


Our prompt for today (optional, as always) is to write an “occasional” poem. What’s that? Well, it’s a poem suited to, or written for, a particular occasion. This past January, lots of people who usually don’t encounter poetry got a dose when Amanda Gorman read a poem at President Biden’s inauguration. And then she followed it up with a poem at the Superbowl (not traditionally an event associated with verse!) The poem you write can be for an occasion in the past or the future, one important to you and your family (a wedding, a birth) or for an occasion in the public eye (the Olympics, perhaps?).

Or a moment of discovery. Eureka!

Happy writing!

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