and watch to see her
whisper diamond-cool beauty
over here, there. . .
and now spring’s honeyed daylight shines
playing in time with the sweet blue sky,
aching of if
and the smell of dreams—
and you ask why–
though the wind chants
when, never, and after
Day 6! I smiled when I read today’s prompt for NaPoWriMo: “Today, write a poem that emphasizes the power of “if,” of the woulds and coulds and shoulds of the world.” My poems are full of ifs, and the Magnetic Poetry Oracle often plays along.
‘the smell of dreams’ — she really has included all the senses in this one. We both had dreams and moons, but as you noticed, I got the ‘ifs’ in the next NaPo poem 🙂
Thanks. Yes, I saw we both had dreams and moons–and wind, too, I think. You did have an if in yours, but I saw you wrote another for NaPo. 🙂
The ‘if’ prompt was made for you. With the Oracle whispering in your ear 🙂
Exactly what I thought! 🙂
You have done well with this – ending with the questions
Thank you, Derrick.
Thank you, Jill!
If – such an interesting word, short and sharp and full of possibility that was when never and after – lovely poem Merril – thanks also to the Oracle ..
Thanks so much, Susan!
“aching of if
and the smell of dreams—“
Ah, such a lyrical poem. Love!
Thank you very much, Charlotte!
If may be a short word but it can draw the largest things from it.
Moon-drunk. I love it.
If is one of those words that is always followed by an ellipsis in my head. 🙂
Thank you, Dale!
With good reason, I think! 🙂
The Oracle will be looking at all the if poems today I think. And the painting with that clear light is perfect too.
I love of course the last 3 lines. (K)
Thank you very much, Kerfe.
The Oracle always seems full of ifs.
Well done, Merril. This is like one “if only” after another, strung in a way that offers possibilities… if only.
btw… You may want to re-comment at NaPoWriMo. Your link goes back to the NaPoWriMo prompt.
Thank you very much, Ken.
I’m not sure what you mean. The link was supposed to go to NaPoWriMo. Did I forget to put up my link there?
I haven’t checked this morning (phone), but your link at NaPoWriMo Day 6 in your comment was for the NaPoWriMo Day 6 prompt, and not your blog.
Oh—-I thought you meant in my own post. OK. Thanks!
Favorite phrases “diamond-cool beauty” and “spring’s honeyed daylight.”
Thank you very much, Marian.
Moon drunk! I love that – and I love what the Oracle gave you too. I should start visiting her, really…I keep meaning to and forgetting to, but she seems to give good advice!
I am finally at Day 6, and still catching up. This time, no tom-catting chairs, but there is a cat!
Thank you! The Oracle does seem to give advice, or at least points to it. 🙂
I will go read yours now.
Truly intoxicating Merril
Thank you, Damien!