NaPoWriMo, Day 4: By the River, in the Park

By the River, In the Park—Red Bank Battlefield

In scant light, slant light, shadows stroll
by riverbank, appear, then gone.
But ancient bones remain to troll
in scant light. Slant-light shadows stroll
from battlefields, from glory. Whole
and broken, there before the dawn
in scant light. Slight, light-shadows stroll
by riverbank appear then. Gone.

Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt is to write a triolet. I haven’t written a triolet in a long time. There’s one I wrote years ago about cave paintings in my book, River Ghosts. So this early morning effort is about the park where I often walk. An American Revolution battle was fought there, and last year archeologists found the bones of Hessian soldiers there.

22 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo, Day 4: By the River, in the Park

  1. ‘in slant light, scant light’
    Like an incantation 🙂
    Funny, I used the word ‘scant’ yesterday and as it came into my head, I remember thinking, what a great word and I don’t think I’ve used it often, if ever, before.

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