On the dissolution of heroes

Napowrimo April 26, 2022 As unexpected as finding on the moon, A tumble dryer, transported by hot air balloon, By palomino mice playing a Beethoven tune, On blancmange bassons . To erode the whole of Everest’s peaks, By splitting rocks to make them weak, Then through fossilised fissures icy fingers seek, To havoc wreak. Then windContinue reading “On the dissolution of heroes”

On being 60 at Café del Mar

Napowrimo April 25, 2022 Today’s prompt is based on the aisling, a poetic form that developed in Ireland. An aisling recounts a dream or vision featuring a woman who represents the land or country on/in which the poet lives, and who speaks to the poet about it. “Para uno?” she confirms,And with a sweep ofContinue reading “On being 60 at Café del Mar”

The feast of the undead

Napowrimo April 19th, 2022 Today’s challenge is to write a poem that starts with a command. Resist the temptation to wax the unpolished and waned.It is a fruitless harvest tasting of bitter herbs.The undeparted should be left and unmourned,Not sitting at table seats, they long ceased to earn. Attendees at the feast of the undead,FleshlessContinue reading “The feast of the undead”