GloPoWriMo Day 18: Five Answers +1

flowers in a glasshouse
painting of flowers in the greenhouse

Five Answers A Single Question

Painting by numbers, flowery and bright,
but just the odd numbers.
Some numbers are like yellow teeth.

Pegging bedlinen on the line, like hoisted
surrender flags, waving dry all day long.

Wind, wreaking havoc on apple blossoms.
Grass is their lavish rest, blossoms the colour
of a porcelain doll. Scented perfumed powder.

There once was a magic invisible cat
with eyes like yellow lamps, I tell him.
I’m not sure where to go from there.

Yes, at night I part with my bones.
When they are gone, rest comes.
It’s a type of death, I think, or like
sleeping with trees watching over you.

We Whisper

The language of flowers
has long gaps in the conversation.
Like saints who never speak
when spoken to
or when the hostess drinks
the last drop of chianti.

Everyone always fears
waking up the baby.

©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting #glopowrimo #napowrimo on Twitter. Image 1887, Lancashire, flowers in a glasshouse, artist ND. (no data)

11 responses to “GloPoWriMo Day 18: Five Answers +1”

  1. Absolutely intriguing! I love stanzas iv and v so much! And the second poem too! And the numbers like yellow teeth.

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    1. It’s an interesting writing prompt. I had fun with it, even though it didn’t come right away. ☺️

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  2. Stunning! Wonderful, Misky 💕🙂


    1. Thank you very much!

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  3. Splendid, Marilyn! I absolutely love
    ‘The language of flowers
    has long gaps in the conversation ‘
    and, of course, the magic invisible cat. I have one of those!


    1. Thank you, Kim. I delighted that you liked that line. It’s inspired by something the BBC Brighton weather girl said last night about clouds.

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  4. Absolutely love this, Misky.


  5. V is awesome, truly, and also the verse that follows. You have an amazing way with words.


    1. Thank you, Hobbo. I’m glad you enjoyed reading this one.

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      1. My pleasure, Misky.

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