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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

NaPoWriMo: ERASURE POEMS

April is National Poetry Month, and the annual NaPoWriMo marathon - writing a poem a day for the entire month - is underway.  I've tried this before - mostly made it - but I know that the timing is rough: the end of one academic semester, finals week, spring break, and the beginning of our intense four week spring term.  I don't want to set myself up for failure, so I decided to give myself this challenge: one erasure (black-out) poem per day. 

And to make it even more fun, I challenged my wife (the fabulous Margo Solod) to take the plunge with me.

Starting today.

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“In Truth”

I must be a
spooked horse.
I dropped the
skull and bones,
of course.
It is time to go
block the sharp sunlight.
The day abruptly
followed the narrow
wing of thick velvet,
waved eloquently,
not even capable
of hard work.
The faint reverberation
of colliding hands
emanated
mutely.
The bright lights
picked up
a slow, deep wave
and myriad sparkling
eyes whispered please.

Deborah A. Miranda 


"Crowns"

          crowns            spring
by                       starting
                                 desire.

                            Please call.

          We are unable to

                           remember
                                              we cannot.

Margo Solod

3 comments:

  1. Wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing this together in writing project. <3

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  2. Our bodies are the fragile shells that hold back our enormous souls waiting for the time to tell the truth...SLV

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