Monday Morning Musings:
A Poetry Prompt: Spring
- Gather clouds of every size, shape, and hue—
to hold your thoughts and feelings, connect the dots
from grey to blue.
- Notice how they hold the light, then let it go—
now taste the honeyed glow that pours on newborn leaves.
You need these things.
- Inhale the scent of petrichor, sprouting green
in squelching mud. Believe in spring.
- Hear the robin trill, pre-dawn cri de coeur, then listen as
the mockingbird sings every part–such art!—into your symphonic poem
pour some woodpecker drumming. The morning moon humming. Crow wisdom, a spoken role flung from river to tree. Include the call and response. Repeat. You’ll see.
- You need to add a bit of rhyme with bowers of flowers–
scatter the petals here and there, a few hours
spent to sweet-scent words gone sour.
Season and flavor. Savor.
- For the final couplet, fill readers with awe—
show them bird-winged magic and soaring arches in the sky. Let your words fly.
I was inspired by today’s NaPoWriMo prompt to write a poem prompt.
I try not to post more than once a day because I know it gets annoying—but sometimes it happens. This is poetry month, and there is a lot going on. I apologize in advance if I clog up your in-box, but I may have some VERY special announcements, too. 😏
Wow you must have a fantastic camera. Those shots are great. What a beautiful price of paradise to live in… I live next to the centre of Sydney. It is lovely with the harbour just round the corner but we don’t have your vistas. How devine.
Thank you so much. It’s just my iPhone. 😊
Sydney and the harbor always looks so beautiful to me. I live in New Jersey across from Philadelphia–there’s lots of stuff that’s not very pretty, but there is the river and birds and some wetland areas. . .
I have an iPhone too. Just moved across from Samsung. Will check out the settings. Thanks for the feedback.
Thank you and you’re welcome!
Beautiful, Merril. 💗
Thank you, Gwen! 💙
This took me on a beautiful journey! Monday musings indeed. I’m tempted to muse away the entire week after this!
Aww–thank you so much!💙
This picture is so loud! I can hear it over here 🙂
(and congratulations again).
Which picture? 😀
You paint a big canvas!
Hahaha. I guess I do. 🤣
Thank you so much, Linda!
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Very beautiful, the wonderful photos and the lovely poem. Thanks for sharing, and have a good week! xx Michael
Thank you so very much, Michael! 💙
Thank you as well for another great poem, Merril. Enjoy a good week! xx Michael
Thank you, Jill!
Your words soar, Merril! I love this. 💙
Thank you so much! 💙
I love your announcements! hah. The book, the book!!!
The book, the book!!!
Thank you! 😊💙
Amen to this: especially your final line! And congratulations on your VERY special announcement 🤩
Thank you so very much, Ingrid! 💙
I love, love, love this poem! It made me feel good to read it to myself.
Thank you and yay! 😊
You’re welcome! 😀
The perfect recipe. (K)
I love the line, Believe in spring.
Your words fly Merril – lovely thank you!
Thank you so much, Susan!
Some people can “clog it up” without a frown from me 😉 And this is wonderful!
Thank you my friend! 🥰
Pleasure is mine! 🧡