Déjà Rêvé: NaPoWriMo2022

Odilon Redon, Orpheus

Déjà Rêvé

I dream I dreamt these dreams before,
of crows’ black tildes that punctuate a violet sky
and break the silence as they crocitate—

when time whispers always–and I almost see,
almost know
what the moon sings,

and I wonder if ghosts are the universe remembering
a laugh or a smile
in starlight-dazzle carried on eternity’s breezes.

Since I always visit the Magnetic Poetry Oracle on Saturdays, I also incorporated today’s NaPoWriMo prompt to take a word from Haggard Hawk’s tweets. I chose “crocitate,” which means to caw like a raven and déjà rêvé or “already dreamed.”

38 thoughts on “Déjà Rêvé: NaPoWriMo2022

  1. Oh Merril this is lovely! and it’s SO GOOD to see you! ❤ Crows' black tildes punctuating a violet sky – what an image that is. May the tomcatting deck chairs remain lively!

    • Hi Shuku! You found me even though I didn’t share to the NaPoWriMo page! 💙. I hope you are well. I’m doing an Ekphrastic Challenge, so I’m mostly saving the NaPoWriMo prompts to do on my own. Thank you so much for your lovely comment!

  2. Lovely, Merril.
    Do you write a poem everyday all month?

    My like is a pink thing. I changed my Gravatar temporarily to a war/zombie look, but it’s not showing up everywhere, yet!

    • Thank you, Resa. The pink thing was in my email notification, but not here.
      Yes, I’m writing a poem every day for the ekphrastic challenge. I actually started before 1 April, but started posting them in April after Paul’s post goes up, so I can link to it. And I’m looking at the NaPoWriMo prompts, but mostly saving them to write about later–perhaps to submit.

  3. Love this one. Love how you managed to use crocitate! I looked it up and then saw you explained it at the end. It really was just for assurance as I was pretty sure that’s what it meant.

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