GloPoWriMo: Day 29

It’s the penultimate day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to write a poem based on the Plath Poetry Project’s calendar. Simply pick a poem from the calendar, and then write a poem that responds or engages with your chosen Plath poem in some way.

I chose Plath’s poem Crossing the Water and used the same method used in Day 18 to draft my response poem. I hope you enjoy it.


Echoing with shock and horror
Darkness screams into my soul
Sparkling like frozen raindrops

Deathly pale fingernails tear into me
Darkness is everywhere
In everything and everyone

Freezing and moving so fast
You can’t stand still
You can’t move
No matter how much you want to

They tell you to stay
To fall slowly into line
They tell you to go
To be strong

Darkness reflects in the dawn
Covering everything, covers the world
Standing still
We can’t move
We can’t stop
Anchored to earth

Where everything is black and flat and lifeless

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