A Creation Glyph – NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 5


Egyptian Hieroglyphs from Wikipedia

lowly goatherds,
chiseled legends in stone
‘twas a story of all creatures
and how they came to be; the worms, the trees,
birds of the air; droppings of seed
that took root in the ground
under the stars
and of
belly crawlers
worms, sprouting arms and legs,
rising from the sea, from fishes
to land dwellers living in harmony;
so too the dawning of humankind,
born of water and dust,
heaven and hell,
no peace
humans forgot
that they came from the earth,
from the seed and the worm, from birds
and the fishes; forgetting the music,
the song of creation fading
to scarcely a whisper
time and again,


I took today’s NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 5 suggestion and added my own twist. My photo inspiration is a hieroglyphic etching, and my poem is a creative translation using a series of lines and reverse lines in the syllable form of 2-4-6-8-10-8-6-4-2.


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