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lines borrowed from Emily D

lines borrowed from Emily D

A fundamental pause
As much of noon, as I could take –
Forever – is composed of Nows –
the sun through the freckled pane -
moments of escape -
Affirming it a Soul –

~kat


Na/GloPoWriMo 2022 - Day 30 Prompt: write a cento. This is a poem that is made up of lines taken from other poems.

For my final entry in this year’s poetry month challenge I gleaned some lines from a literary favorite of mine, Emily Dickerson. I can’t believe I made it through the whole month after such a long dry spell. Needless to say I am so very happy to be back!

Feral Lady

“Birds” …painting by Rodrigo Enrique Luff


Feral Lady

she feeds the pigeons everyday
underneath a great oak tree
bits of bread and stale saltines

rain or shine, whatever the weather
feathered friends depend on her
she feeds the pigeons everyday

this is where she lays her head
feral as a woodland creature
underneath a great oak tree

shaded, sheltered, she’s not homeless
nature sates her deepest need
bits of bread and stale saltines

~kat – 15 February 2017

(A Cento – a/b/c, d/e/A, f/g/B, h/i/C)


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