Day 25 NaPoWriMo 2021

Responding to prompts from I. NaPoWriMo Day 25: An Occasion Poem, II. Poetic Asides AprilPAD: A Thought Poem and III. The Poeming Challenge “Cut To The Chase”

The Sunrise Sunday Market

The sun rises and
preserves the sky.

Metal tables are set about.
Clinking. Clanking. Huddled noises
of barter and banter and trade.

Bread in loaves.
In boules.
In rolls.

Wheaten. Walnut. White and rye.

Good fortune’s leaning on the sky.
The baker has arrived.

These Days

These days
there’s always
thought of death.

But not the dying,
and not the dead,

but the caged
pale emptiness
that’s left behind.

The lunge of hands
        that reach for another hand.

The brightness gone.
A path turned cold.

Death is hard for those left behind.
I’m not sure I’d survive it.

The Poeming Found Poetry Challenge

Header Photo by Bas Peperzak on Unsplash. This post is shared with
@napowrimo2021 and @Experimentsinfc #APoemADay on Twitter   © Misky 2021

5 responses to “Day 25 NaPoWriMo 2021”

  1. I’m sure I haven’t (yet) mentioned how much I admire your consistent ability to respond so prolifically (and with such fine poetics) to multiple prompts on a daily basis. I wish I could do the same.

    I especially liked today’s Occasion Poem, and ALL of your found poems have just been mind-blowing.

    You da best, Misky.

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    1. And you’re a gem, Ron. Thanks.


  2. Market poem, terrific. Very evocative of our favourite French market. The second poem i thought was extremely poignant. Well done Misky.

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    1. Thank you very much.

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  3. Bread… the life of yeast baked.
    I’ve not quite gotten the knack to work with starters…

    Good reads all. Death is always a question I think, especially when one gets to counting more relatives gone than alive….

    The chase of an idea… they come and go, dog-gone it.


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