All good things …

And so National Poetry Month comes to a close.  Today’s Poetic Asides prompt is to write a “call it a day” poem.  This month of poems has seemed to fly by.  Crazy-quick.  It’s been an interesting month poem-wise, and I’m a little sorry to see it end.  A little.  I don’t think I could have sustained the daily posting for too much longer!

A month of aruns.  The form held up much better than I’d have thought it would.  What’s next?  Back to fiction, back to non-fiction.  Poems on pause for a while.  But tonight: one last arun for the month.

every space,
reminding us
of childhood rhymes.
their promised
apple blossoms,
and lilacs. Fresh, clear
of Spring.
Water calls,
this season to bloom.

I know I already wrote a “welcome spring!” poem this month, but the weather didn’t cooperate. I’m trying optimism, hoping another welcome will do the trick.

Hope you enjoyed your Poetry Month!


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An Arun is a 15-line poem with the syllable count 1/2/3/4/5 — 3x.  It may be a new thing in the world, made up by me last year.  “Arun” means “five” in Yoruba.


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