7 April: NaPoWriMo and RDP Day 7

AI artwork: a cluttered kitchen windowsill

On the Kitchen Windowsill

There’s a finger-length silver shoe with a notch, it’s an ashtray but never used as such, and next to it a small terra cotta chicken with a wooden spoon protruding from the back of its neck, for salsa I’m told, bought it in Cartagena on a hot day after a miserable night having unwisely forgotten about the no ice in drinks rule, and then there’s a red felt lined silver box with an etched star on the top from a ship’s naming ceremony in Hong Kong, followed by a brass mortar and pestle that belonged to my husband’s aunt, and when she passed, it passed on to me, and then two blue glass insulators, which fell from pylons beside a rail track on a mountain pass whilst hiking in Washington State, and then a wood pill box from a friend who visited from Texas, but pills have never seen the inside of it, followed by a Korean tea pot the colour of mirky pea soup that I bought in a Seoul market while my daughter-in-law was buying wool yarn, and probably my favourite thing, a small white heart-shaped stone that my granddaughter found on a walk along a beach on the Chesapeake Bay. And yes, it is a very long windowsill.

Written for NaPoWriMo Day 7: a list poem in the form of a run-on sentence, and Ragtag Daily Prompt “wise” although I went opposite with “unwise”. AI Digital Artwork is created using Midjourney. Imagery and poems ©Misky 2023 Shared on Twitter #amwriting @midjourney @napowrimo2023 #ragtagDailyPrompt #RDP

10 responses to “7 April: NaPoWriMo and RDP Day 7”

  1. Your words create such a vivid image.

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    1. Thanks. Such a lovely compliment.

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  2. Oh Misk, even your prose is poetic. Lovely.


  3. This is beautiful – and so is the picture 💙


    1. Thank you so much, Lesley.


  4. What a great idea: to list your windowsill. And what an interesting collection! A memory bank right there for travelling around as you cook etc.

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    1. And I didn’t mention the Matchbox replica of my car, the chicken wishbone, or the Oregon Scientific weather station readout. 😂 it’s a very long windowsill.

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  5. That’s an amazing windowsill! Both your description and the picture. So much, it must be a room long windowsill.

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