napowrimo day 10
bundles of hours awake through the flowers
flowers wail through the walls papered
in objects abjectleft to wallow
waiting for purpose
the old horn bought in Interlaken
by 20 yr old dad set loose on a bus
loose stamps packs of cards photographs of husband
kids curled at the corners rubberbanded balls
paper lined wood dustmarbles foreignnotes folded
flowerpetalspressed potpourridistressed winestains – waiting walls
wail patiently – maybe
i’ll come home – maybe
bunches of flowers’ll meet me there.
not a haiku
april 10 2021
First song that came to my mind upon reading the prompt was Ben Howard’s Promise
Finally, here’s our daily prompt (optional, of course!). It’s called “Junk Drawer Song,” and comes to us from the poet Hoa Nguyen.
- First, find a song with which you are familiar – it could be a favorite song of yours, or one that just evokes memories of your past. Listen to the song and take notes as you do, without overthinking it or worrying about your notes making sense.
- Next, rifle through the objects in your junk drawer – or wherever you keep loose odds and ends that don’t have a place otherwise. (Mine contains picture-hanging wire, stamps, rubber bands, and two unfinished wooden spoons I started whittling four years ago after taking a spoon-making class). On a separate page from your song-notes page, write about the objects in the drawer, for as long as you care to.
- Now, bring your two pages of notes together and write a poem that weaves together your ideas and observations from both pages.