Trying to take a couple of Coursera classes in next few months – two poetry… my schedule is crazy but if it works, shall post prompts as I am tonight. I just posted two based on the prompts of a) writing a metaphor & b) writing a thematic poem based on interconnectedness of images. It is late, these were off the cuff, if you disagree it working, would love your feedback as I am not certain. Cheers ~ a
Pale glow gone so round
Rejoicing at its rising high
We wait knowing she’ll crest
A wrinkle across dark glass
Three seasons have passed
And her body shines boldly
Moonrise triggers the tide
New life feels her gravitational pull
Tonight as the water flows free
A small cry splits the cloudless sky
A patchwork roofline tilts the combustible landscape.
Windows project a vacant stare.
It is a rusted fire escape that zigzags up,
or is down, racing a lone snake of green.
Boards gone grey hang sideways
a rusty nail holding too much together.
Before the subway zoomed round it was grand,
or so nonna told us while removing heirloom tomatoes.