Thursday, November 29, 2012

Birth of a Poem





Joy of first snowfall
Prayer breathing hope
Whisper of longing
Summer’s calliope
Thrumming of raindrop
Echo of sigh
Little boy freckles
Youth slipping by
Dance of a season
Sparkle of tears
Kisses of farewell
Flicker of years
Gleam of love’s promise
Dream of a child
Twilight around us
The wind, wooly, wild
Grace of new morning
Surge of the sea
Laughter of children
Baby so wee
Free, phantom fingers
Strumming the corn
These are some things
Whereby a poem is born

© Janet Martin

Poetics Aside Prompt: A 'birth' poem

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