GloPoWriMo Day 30: A Cento Poem

night sky stars sailboat
night sky stars sailboat

Te Dominus Amat (a cento poem)

And Te Dominus amat was all you said.
Like a dream that makes you
want to go back to sleep.

Magnified apples
appear and disappear
with shades and echoes of

whispered vespers by a hissing lamp.
Blue-horned beetles scratch
against the night sky,

and Te Dominus amat was all you said.


Lines 1 and 10: And Te Dominus amat was all you said (Agape by Timothy Murph). Lines 2 and 3: Like a dream that makes you want to go back to sleep (Momma Said by Calvin Forbes). Lines 4 and 5: Magnified apples appear and disappear (After Apple-Picking by Robert Frost). Line 6: with shades and echoes of (After Fifty Years by William Faulkner). Line 7: Whispered vespers by a hissing lamp (Agape by Timothy Murph). Lines 8 and 9: As blue-horned beetles scratch against the night sky (Appleblossom by Eric Ekstrand) 

NaPoWriMo Day 30: Write a cento poem. ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting #glopowrimo #napowrimo on Twitter

19 responses to “GloPoWriMo Day 30: A Cento Poem”

  1. What a beautiful poem to end NAPOWRIMO with! And I love the illustration!

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    1. Thank you, Lillian!

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  2. Beautiful poem and image, Misky! I’ve enjoy your words this month. Thanks for your inspiration 💕🙂

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    1. I couldn’t find an option on your blog to follow your poems. Where is it?

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      1. It’s on the right-hand side bar, under ‘subscribe to Hamony’s blog’. Thanks so much, Misky 💕🙂

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  3. Well done for making a proper poem out of those lines that aren’t yours. I couldn’t do it.

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  4. I’m glad you got to write your cento, Marilyn! I love the image in:
    ‘Magnified apples
    appear and disappear
    with shades and echoes of
    whispered vespers by a hissing lamp’.

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    1. And that’s why I love found poetry, Kim. Those lines were quite ordinary in context, but taken out of context, they take on a whole new life. It’s been a fun month – I think we’ve earned a rest now.

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  5. mystically intriguing

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  6. Very beautiful! Superb weaving.

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    1. Thanks so much, Jo.

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  7. Wow, Misky – I would never have guessed that this is a cento if you hadn’t informed us! Fantastic.

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  8. Superb cento, Misky. I love the repeated line.

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  9. This is a very cool piece, Misky. I especially love the way the apples lines spill.
    I played with E.E. Cummings today. I love Centos.

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    1. I love them, too.

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