Very loosely based on the
Day 18 prompt from the Cuyahoga County Public Library. I am not sure that I’ll go back to rework this after NaPoWriMo is over for this year. I do know that I do not write poetry in four-line stanzas.
‘topics not under discussion’
sometimes I turn around to see
as though from outside human space
the larger patterns…masked by lies
then my heart catches…forgets how to beat
and I find myself hoping that it won’t
remember…how to start itself again
in the longer run the gifts I wield
will make no lasting difference
all will die quietly…fade away in sleep
what I can achieve is to be present
in this moment, acknowledging each
thing that lives and care…until we’re dead
Copyright © 2019-04-18, by Lizl Bennefeld.
Inspired by Brewer’s POD prompt
to write a reason poem and Permafrost, by Alastair Reynolds.
when the end does come
I will not be here to watch
the step off the cliff
as funny children’s movies
Copyright © 2019-04-17, by Lizl Bennefeld.
‘An Ode to Anonymity’
I live underwater, away from all
there’s a turn in the river
I’m shadowed by its banks
the river’s in my mind
my mind safely sheltered, here…
here I’ll remain to the end of all time
Copyright © 2019-04-16, by Lizl Bennefeld.
Form: kimo and kimo, reversed
Prompt from the
Cuyahoga Library for Day 16.
Photo credit: See attachment page.
after clouds whose showers bathed path and air…and me
Copyright © 2019-04-14, by Lizl Bennefeld.
A “view” poem,
Brewer, day 13, Poetic Asides: Writers Digest.
Hay(na)Ku, a new form by Eileen R. Tabio, has one word in the first line, two in the second and three in the third, with each word having as many syllables as you wish. Try one! ( Cuyahoga Library Writers Center, Day 10)
puppies fast asleep
Copyright © 2019-04-13, by Lizl Bennefeld.
Also published on my WordPress blog, The Moments Between.
pictures tucked away at end of summer…
promises of winter’s end
Copyright © 2019-04-12, by Lizl Bennefeld.
The Emerging Fence, 2019-04-03
March comes in as a lion and … April buries the road by which it leaves
is sharp but somehow peaceful
unlike April’s storms
like cyclones over water
Spring adds fury to its snow
Copyright © 2019-04-10, by Lizl Bennefeld.
Please also visit my
Quilted Poetry blog on WordPress.
ice reforms on quiet waters
tucking in the warm
Copyright © 2019-04-09, by Lizl Bennefeld.
Melting Snowdrift (2019-04-08)
Write a kimo, an Israeli form that tends to capture a moment (like a photograph in words), using three unrhymed lines with syllable count 10, 7, 6. (
Cuyahoga County Public Library)
ice crystals scattered in a shrinking patch
glistening in the sunlight…
exhaling their last breaths
Copyright © 2019-04-08, by Lizl Bennefeld.
My first poem for this Monday was written for the Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge, and can be found on my Quilted Poetry blog:
Prompt: Write a nonet, a nine-line poem, with the first line containing nine syllables, the next eight, so on until the last line has one syllable. (
Cuyahoga County Public Library)
Words Fail Me
Sometimes the shape of each letter is
more compelling than words’ meanings.
Playing tricks on sore eyes,
they duck and vanish
into the mist
Copyright © 2019-04-07, by Lizl Bennefeld.
Tree in Winter
puppies by my feet
pine trees swayed by rising winds
Copyright © 2019-04-04, by Lizl Bennefeld.
Prompt: Write an Animal poem. (I think this prompt is yesterday’s.)
asleep, I saw her walk
toward me from the new workshop
she smiled and passed
waking, I recalled that she
had died before we built it
Copyright 2019-04-04, by Lizl Bennefeld.
a walk in the garden
snow deeper than me, head and tail…
Copyright © 2019-04-03, Lizl Bennefeld, text and photo.
Also posted on The Moments Between.