Day 18 – Write an office poem.
Things are quiet at the office.
Empty chairs, emptied desks.
I’m liking the Haiku… Day 17’s challenge.
Honey, lemon, and
ginger tea soothe me and still
my unsettled soul.
For day 16 of the Writer’s Digest April Poem-a-day challenge, the task was to write a poem about or at a food establishment. I wrote this piece about Ciao Bella Pizzeria in Strand, South Africa. And I tried to rhyme… Enjoy
It started at Ciao Bella
under a chandelier.
It felt unexpectedly pleasant
to have you near.
It was there at Ciao Bella
sharing anecdotes and tiramisu
that I started imagining
what life would be like with you.
There at Ciao Bella,
it was still such a new thing
to glance at you beholding me
and blush without warning.
Under a chandelier at Ciao Bella,
While sharing tiramisu
(it was still such a new thing)
I started this adventure with you
A flat paper ring rested on her finger
and honeysuckles crowned her head
as she sashayed down the garden
with a bunch of daisies in her hand.
Three paper vessels sailed on the pool:
A big one, a small one, and one
that started to sink. “We’ll live there,”
he said pointing to the big one.
“And that’s where the kids will play.”
She smiled, sat beside him
and watched their home drift away.
Day 15 – Write a poem using at least four of these words
Day 12 – Write a silly/serious poem. I chose silly and attempted a Haiku. Again, I mostly use syllable counts to structure my poems but I’ve never attempted Haiku. Wish me luck.
Silly is touching my phone every three minutes hoping that you've texted.
For Day 10, the challenge was to use an emotion as the title. Enjoy.
I am bemused by you by thoughts of you by the little idiosyncrasies that make me love you. I am distracted It's not that I want to be. You are just so dreamy. My mind is enthralled intrigued monopolized by memories and possibilities… I am submerged overtaken by you. I mean - you are just so handsome and your stories are unforgettable. I get wrapped up in them. Concentrating on reality is fruitless. I'm fixated.