Posts Tagged ‘honey’

untitled love poem number two
  


lips finding me    e v e n   i n   d e a d   o f   n i g h t
 
mid-stride in thought, then    t o s s e d   a s i d e
 
rosetta flowers pressed    i n   t h e i r   b o o k
 
poured ladles wanting more    a s   e a c h
 
breath    e s c a p e s
 
 
lips and teeth and jaw
 
just that fierce,    b o n e   t o   p u l s e
 
 
fire    w a s   a   t e n d e r n e s s
 
 
 

coda pas de deux:
a kiss decades close    l a y i n g   h e r e
 
h o n e y   a s h e s   o n   t o e s

 
 

neil reid © june 2013

  

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read write poem   napowrimo #15

prompt by Dale Favier   carrying a tune

Do you have the courage to attempt today’s prompt, written by RWP member Dale? If you haven’t practiced being silly in a while, this is the perfect assignment for you:

In a nice private place, pick out a stanza, or a few lines, that you like from a poem that you don’t otherwise feel was very successful. Say them over to yourself.

Now hum them. See if you can find the tune.

And now sing them aloud. (Who cares if you can sing? You’re in private. And this is poetry!)

Throwing away the rest of the poem, write two more stanzas (stand-alone or connected) that go to the same tune.

No fair doing it silently!

(How Dale-like a prompt this is! Think my musical ear is somewhat small, perhaps more dragging this prompt behind, than carrying. Well, that’s what they mean, a challenge, huh?)

Suddenly honey

In the dark and deep

I clean and scrub and tend

My young depend on me

Far the flight and seek

Bring sky and amber a seed

My home depends you see

Bring by eye by thigh

Twist and dance and spin

My life is in their wings

Neil Reid © April 2010

and this is why I mumble in church

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