Origins, NaPoWriMo

Franz_Marc,_Blaues_Pferd_II,_1911

Franz Marc, “Blue Horse,” 1911, [Public Domain] via Wikipedia Commons

When the stars

exploded, diamond

dust scattered

sparkling grains,

spindrift of night seas, and here

they planted themselves

 

in dream worlds,

I see shadow ifs

the before,

the after,

shadow seas and blue horses

places known, maybe

 

we swam in

oceans, we lived in

caves, and trees

sheltered us. And now? We seek

new stars. The moon hums

 

in comfort,

a warning of what

might be if–

or when–

we return to the starlight,

sailing cosmic seas

 

Today, Day 11 of NaPoWriMo asks us to write an origin poem. I decided to go way back. Kerfe inspired me with her shadorma sequence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

32 thoughts on “Origins, NaPoWriMo

  1. Okay, this is my favorite poem of yours yet. I know, I’ve said that before when I’ve read some of your other poems. And I meant it then. But I mean it NOW. If I were you, I’d have this poem embroidered and framed. It takes my breath away.

  2. When the stars
    exploded, diamond
    dust scattered
    sparkling grains,
    spindrift of night seas, and here
    they planted themselves
    in dream worlds

    I absolutely ADORE the entire poem, and so many standout lines, but these ones in particular! The piece is so beautiful and so full of magic and humming moons (are there tom-catting stars around humming moons?)

    I am late, late, LATE and behind on every damn prompt, but here is Day 11 at last – my inspiration well is dry as a bone and has been for days! I ended up writing about deviants from origins instead.

    https://shukuen.blogspot.com/2019/04/glopowrimo-day-11-deviant.html

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