Today’s response to MURI’S 2020 CHALLENGE FOR NATIONAL POETRY MONTH. Like the 2019 challenge, this consists of 13 prompts, one for each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in April. They can be completed in any order. If you are interested in participating, click on the above link for the prompts and posting guidelines.
Prompt #7 is “Write a poem using the words – stars, pine, sky, wind, chill.”
I tried to use these words in a less straightforward way, in a poem that wasn’t about nature, but they twisted around like a ornery tornado and rearranged themselves into a morningtime scene I’ve experienced a few times while dashing out to get the paper. No Weather Channel forecast is necessary. Every sense is on alert, urging me to do what I came to do and hightail it back inside.
The poem is a Shadorma.
Stars have turned their backs
creeps up the sleeves of my coat
Sky glows yellow-green
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