GloPoWriMo 2021: Day 3

April 3, 2021 Donna M Day 4 comments

Today is the third day of GloPoWriMo. Last night I went to the Flow Chart Foundation’s close reading of Cesar Vallejo’s XXXVI and it was really thought-provoking. It wasn’t a poem I have read before and there are so many meanings hidden in it’s lines I’m sure it’s one I’ll come back to again. You can read the original poem here and an English translation here. The reading was part of a series, and if you’re interested in attending future sessions, you can find details on Eventbrite.

For my own poem, today’s prompt was to write a poem using words from a Personal Universal Deck as inspiration. This wasn’t something I was familiar with before, but I do use Tarot and affirmation cards, so creating my own deck was an interesting experience.

This is my poem, inspired by the words “rose”, “warmth”, “red” and “black”. I hope you enjoy it.

Dormant

My rose tree is dormant.
Withered into black twigs,
still asleep
as it’s not warm enough to wake up,
yet.

The warm spring rays
push against the window
trying to rouse you
and unleash your velvet red,

but she stays dormant
as she knows winter isn’t quite done
and to bloom too early,
to prematurely rise from her sleep

would be to surrender entirely
to the last frost.

 

 

 


 

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4 Comments on “GloPoWriMo 2021: Day 3

  1. Donna, thank you so much for visiting! And oh, I just LOVE the last few lines of this:
    to bloom too early,
    to prematurely rise from her sleep

    would be to surrender entirely
    to the last frost.

    I live in the tropics, so our roses don’t know what frost is, but it’s humidity, aphids and too much heat that gets them!

  2. Plants have a wisdom beyond ours–maybe because they’ve lived longer. I wish we could learn more from them before we destroy our world and theirs.

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