Hear! Hear!

NaPoWriMo22 Day 28 — Prompt from napowrimo.net: Write a shape poem. Perhaps not quite a shape poem, but it’s what I’ve got for today! I use canva.com for my graphic poems and upload them as images. It’s easier than trying to create something in Word. Peace to your !

Hear! Hear!

Your comments are music to my ears:
Wonderful! Great poem! Well done!
I want to add a D.C. al Fine to every one.
And even if I’ve heard it all before,
Would you mind composing more?

The World Accordion to Me

In an anonymous time,
in a nowhere place,
I stipple the flat surface of the earth
with polka dots.

Ecru, olive, umber, ebon
feet rise up, join hands, dance
across abandoned touch screens
into a third dimension.

Here, now, I face the world:
now, here, while the notes swirl
round and round and round.

Published online May 2017, Helen: A Literary Magazine Friday Night Specials blog

The Helen literary magazine held poetry competitions, offering several photos and asking participants to write in response to one or more of them. I don’t recall the exact photos, but I’m thinking hands/accordion player/polka dots. A strange poem, but I like it. Peace to your !

“Instrumental Music”

I can go months without the urge to write a poem, then be struck with a burst of verbosity. Like now. Eleven poems in 36 hours. Some during the night, bright spots in otherwise disappointing sleep. A few inspired by previous prompts, which I’m posting pronto. Others that might fit later prompts, ready to post without anyone’s being the wiser. Peace to your ♥ !

Instrumental Music

With no words,
what I see

     wind waving a flag goodbye
     stripes beating a bruised sky

may not be
what you heard.

© Stephanie Malley

NaPoWriMo20 Day 15 - Write a poem inspired by your favorite kind of music. Thank you to Maureen Thorson at NaPoWriMo.net for the prompt.