2021 NaPoWriMo April 27 A Cocktail



Prompt: Write a poem inspired by an entry from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. Describe a haunting feeling that you have. (Agnostesia) (Detailed prompt below.)

A cocktail

A cocktail
of cacophonous feelings
not in concert

what am I doing here
like a brick lost by
the wayside

restless
in search of light
like a fluttering moth

impatient
like dandelion after a
spring shower

half-hearted
like a keychain
thrown thru the window
to let friend in

rebellious
like weed sprouting
between flagstones

expansive
like a painting of
valley and mountains

powerless
like a wingless bird
fallen from its nest

at peace
like a lit Japanese
paper lamp

free-floating
like fragrance of
jasmine

feeling all of this I
wonder what holds it
together

* * *
In today’s (optional) prompt, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem inspired by an entry from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. The entries are very vivid – maybe too vivid! But perhaps one of the sorrows will strike a chord with you, or even get you thinking about defining an in-between, minor, haunting feeling that you have, and that does not yet have a name.

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