NaPoWriMo #12 – Jeanne’s Voices

A found poem made from the chapter headings and illustration captions found in the book “The Children’s Joan of Arc”.   Jeanne’s voices   The peasant maid of Domrémy a baby girl   She knelt weeping and prayed garlands of wild flowers   The battle   “I am only a poor girl”   From the …

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NaPoWriMo #11 – Birdsong

      The birds have no idea What’s been going on Here they are on the Monday Morning of the world  Singing   I sit in outside in crisp April air Caught between seasons Thaw-freeze breath and Coffee steam rising like incense    The birds have no idea  When they snap the silence I’ve …

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NaPoWriMo #9 – Your Voice Gave Out

On Good Friday  Reading the gospel Your voice gave out When they laid him in the tomb  The finality of it The silence  Of flesh forsaken by spirit Tragic as a fallen child The Smell of myrrh The Weeping mother The Hollow wind The Naked sky

NaPoWriMo #7 – Watch

This poem was written using only excerpts from the headlines and descriptions of the videos presented to me by the Facebook Watch algorithm on April 7, 2020. Watch Looking to unwind tonight? Stay home Still in pyjamas Here’s a new video My 80’s inspired ode to social distancing Dogs running in slow motion It’s pretty …

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NaPoWriMo #6 – Cloud

Cloud This morning I watch a pillar of cloud pass  By the picture window I am opening the eyes of the living room To another frozen dawn Framed above by icy daggers dripping from the eaves Below by a monotone whitewash of snow Yet another ritual on  Yet another Monday during  Yet another week Weak, …

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NaPoWriMo #5 – Photograph

Photograph  How did that photograph Reach through my screen and shake me Awake  Into tears? Why this one image? Sepia toned Hand-pulled print Pointing always to its maker Who laboured over details for a year This perfect balance of shadow and shine Every mark a witness to some moment Made sacred through attention The moment …

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