Noir

She steps

out of the

fog that

hangs around

until noon

every day

this time

of year, furtive,

turning to

see if he

is still following,

the one who

knows about

the stain on

her best coat,

the one she

left under

Santa Monica

Pier.

By RHaworth (Roger W Haworth) (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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Day 9, A Haiku Regarding Truth

Today, Donna Sadd asks us to write a haiku about truth. Here is her link.

#AprilPrompts – Day 7 – Truth – #Haiku #NaPoWriMo | Donna L Sadd.

Here is mine:

Truth

A bird is singing

outside my office window.

What is there to know?

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Singing bird photo by Cephas (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

Day 9: Write a Hunter or Hunted Poem

By Jennifer Barnard (originally posted to Flickr as Prey) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons (Use of photo does not imply photographer’s endorsement of the text)

For Day 9 on Robert Brewer’s blog, read and write hunter and/or hunted poems. Click on the link to add your own.

2013 April PAD Challenge: Day 9 | Write a Poem a Day Until May | WritersDigest.com.

Here is mine:

Hunter

A cat from

somewhere

in the neighborhood

has leaped

our cedar fence

and settled

herself, uneasy,

in the snow

under our

bird feeder.

She doesn’t

seem to know

she has no

summer cover

and no bird

will come close

as long as she

is there. Besides,

she is much more

than well-fed.

What draws her

she couldn’t

explain, even if

she had words:

rain forest

shadows in

the blood.

Write an Instruction Poem

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This is my Day 8 poem for Robert Brewer’s PAD April challenge. It is about instruction. Read the other contributions on his site and add your own. It’s an inspiring group!

2013 April PAD Challenge: Day 8 | Write a Poem a Day Until May | WritersDigest.com.

Instruction

From interior

chaos, as

unobtrusively

ordered as

families of

suns swirling

gradually

toward the dark

centers of their

common demise,

or elementary

particles somehow

achieving mass

within each

strand of DNA,

we will structure,

like a mirroring

glass tower,

erected from

an image

in an architect’s

mind.

Write a Poem About Growing

Vincent van Gogh [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

For Day 8 of NaPoWriMo, Donna Sadd challenges us to write about growing.

#AprilPrompts – Day 6 – Growing – #Children | Donna L Sadd.

Here in western Colorado, spring is brutal, dramatic, and irresistable. I can’t leave it alone as a subject. So here’s my poem about growing:

Growing

Through a rotting

tangle of last year’s

pale blades,

new shoots

struggle up

toward the light,

young and hopeful

they tinge

fallow fields

an incomparable

green.

Day Seven, NaPoWriMo: Write a Sevenling

By Nakahara Nantenbo (Andon, No. 85, p. 59) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Today’s poem on Robert Brewer’s blog is a sevenling, and it’s a lot of fun. Click on the link to read the rules. My attempt is below.

2013 April PAD Challenge: Day 7 | Write a Poem a Day Until May | WritersDigest.com.

Zen

 

one wide brush

one block of ink

one roll of rice paper

 

one minute

one emptiness

one stoke

 

mastery

Six Declarations and a Question

See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The doomed cottonwood is leafing out.

I have to call our handyman.

He needs the work and will do it well.

I remember when it was a sapling, bending in spring wind.

It is now too brittle to stay.

Its roots are sprintering our cement.

Why didn’t it flourish somewhere else?