Poetry Challenge 4

Opposites.  Think of opposite pairs: Snow/rain; owls/voles; moonlight/sunlight; blue/orange–pick your own set.  Write aobut what they have in common using everyday objects or observations.  Post your poem here!

Here’s a response from Glow at Beyond Ester:

old dog
grinning through teeth worn to the gums
by thousands of frisbees
grizzled muzzle shines silver
groans as she rises with glee
to walk with her beloved Ones

young dog
snarking at the cats and our coat tails
shiny sharp shark teeth
muzzle smooth as dark chocolate
lunges at the door beyond happiness
to prance among her beloved Ones

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This is a bit like cheating, but here’s a poem I wrote in summer in response to this prompt:

Plants Retake the Sidewalk

Chamomile,

leaves bunched and feathery

as carrot leaves, the tight

knob of yellow center

the sweet bitter taste

that soothes the tongue,

edges up through the crack

of sidewalk, dusty,

a bit the worse for wear,

dodging flipflops,

sandals. Each plant boosts

small suns, reaching

towards the brilliant

sky. Defy

hard edges, find moisture

in dryness, head out-

dream through what seems

no dream. This hard

world. Some

sweetness.

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One Response to “Poetry Challenge 4”

  1. glow Says:

    old dog
    grinning through teeth worn to the gums
    by thousands of frisbees
    grizzled muzzle shines silver
    groans as she rises with glee
    to walk with her beloved Ones

    young dog
    snarking at the cats and our coat tails
    shiny sharp shark teeth
    muzzle smooth as dark chocolate
    lunges at the door beyond happiness
    to prance among her beloved Ones

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