• andrew jeter

Sunday's Flock?

Updated: May 11, 2019

(from the napowrimo prompt: write a poem that:

  • Is specific to a season

  • Uses imagery that relates to all five senses (sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell)

  • Includes a rhetorical question, (like Keats’ “where are the songs of spring?”))


In a cloud of dark blue

Hyacinth sugar

I bend to root out

a dessicated lily stalk

without cracking it’s

brown, brittle paper—

a clump of dirt comes

too, rich, black loam.


And then I stand to

survey with that staff

in hand, thick cardinal

tweets and trills to

herald the shepherd

and the dawn when

worms writhe forth

to the calling warmth.

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