Day 7 NaPoWriMo 2021

I.
For dVerse Poets: The Insomniac

This girl wants a slow dying light,
a shallow moment within herself.
She extinguishes brightness,
a joyous dark rise from the scent
of deep sleep. A fall into slowness.

To wake from dreams is to be reborn.
Candles snuff out their light to
the high rising morning sun, and
you’ll hear her cry of defeat as she
wishes us all a good night.

II.
For AprilPAD “The Villain”: Insomnia

This girl wants a slow dying light,
a shallow moment within herself.
She extinguishes brightness,
a joyous dark rise from the scent
of deep sleep. A fall into slowness,
to wake from dreams, as if reborn.

III.
For NaPoWriMo A Shadorma: And To All A Goodnight

In herself
A slow dying light
In the night
She coaxes
Into sweet scent of deep sleep
From dreams she’s reborn.

IV.

Day 7: This entire day’s work is inspired by a prompt at dVerse Poets. Flipping a poem is the opposite of the original. The source poem is Smothered Fires By Georgia Douglas Johnson at https://bit.ly/q75zg9  . Poem I. is the flipped result.  Poem II. is for AprilPAD “Villain” – the same poem whittled down through Joseph Harker’s Refinery method. Poem III. is a Shadorma written for Napowrimo. Poem IV. is for The Poeming’s Found & Remixed text in Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris, Copyright 1989 Yazoo Digital, Arrow; 1st edition (7 May 2009) iBooks, pages 187, 206, 309, 407, 499. Image Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights cc:00, and shared with @Experimentsinfc #APoemADay on Twitter   © Misky 2021

14 responses to “Day 7 NaPoWriMo 2021”

  1. Very well done. You have spent a lot of time developing three different poems!

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    1. Thanks so much! 😊

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  2. Misky, I love this suite of poems. After reading the original you kept the intimate atmosphere but changed the timbre skillfully (sp?) Then you became a word sculptor and shaped it beyond there. I wondered what the image was an am agog that it’s a macro of a section of Bosch’s work. I’d like to look at all of his paintings square by square.

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    1. Thanks so much! I’m doing a Found poetry project this month for napowrimo using Bosch’s work. If you’re interested: one a day posted at https://miskyb.tumblr.com

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      1. You’re very welcome. I just went there and bookmarked the page. Some of those images are so nightmarish! I’m sure you saw the one Merril posted with the music on the guy’s butt? That was something else!

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        1. I’m glad you’re following along for the month. Thanks. Yes, I think Bosch was on some kind of acid trip!

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  3. This is absolutely PHENOMENAL, Misky! Hats off for giving us these three gem of a poems 😀

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    1. Thank you! Glad you enjoyed reading it.

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  4. All of your writes are always amazing. I am particularly enthralled with the Shadorma, And To All A Good Night. So few words….so powerful and meaningful.

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    1. Thanks so much, Lilian. I’m delighted.

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  5. I love the variations on ‘Insomniac’, Marilyn. and the way the first two meld into the shadorma. And ‘Fly’ paired with Bosch is just superb!

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    1. Thank you ever so, Kim. 😊

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  6. Lovely poems. Such a gem to read them tonight.

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