Write a “Hold That ____________!” Poem for Robert Brewer’s Blog

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Here’s my day 4 poem for Robert Brewer’s blog. His challenge today is to write a Hold That______! poem. Click the link below to read dozens from his growing community of poets and to contribute your own. Mine is below the link.

2013 April PAD Challenge: Day 4 | Write a Poem a Day Until May | WritersDigest.com.

Hold That Pose

You are no model

neither am I

which is the whole

point of this

particular enterprise

as we aim long lenses

at one another to

document this

afternoon of  real

warmth and silliness

it doesn’t matter

that our hair

is wild and none

would copy our

clothes but that

no look will

ever be quite

like this again

though eons

through space

the planet will

spin.

Frank Exchange of Views

Here’s a daily poem suggested by the moderator of the NaPoWriMo event here on WordPress. There is a Scottish SF writer, Iain M. Banks, who has unique names for his spacecraft. The challenge today is to write a poem based on one of those names. There is a list in the NaPoWriMo Day 4 post at http://www.napowrimo.net/ I liked “Frank Exchange of Views.”

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Yesterday, while following

the whirring sound of sandhill

cranes, instead we encountered

a heron rookery in the making

near unlikely roaring traffic

and a slightly stale lake

three pair of birds, as

elegant as prehistoric,

danced past one another

by turns bending to

break branches from 

the teetering tips of

respective cottonwood trees

exchanging views of each

other while we gawked, cameras

in hand, from far below

feeling a little dishonest,

since we would not suffer

observation at such a tender

moment, but unable to 

uneye this timeless art.