Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem

A Poem by G. K. Bostic

Written for the Day 7 NaPoWriMo prompt

I hear the forsythia sing its yellow song.
I weep with the willow in its birth.
Spring cuts a path in my memory
To another time,
To another place..
Running outside with
Francine by my side..

To years of green beginnings
With the promises they bring,

Sweet smell of apricots and mangoes,
Aspargus in chantilly lace
Soft music for the eyes.
Why must we wait so long
For this day to arrive?
Carpe Diem...
Let your heart soar!


gkb - 4/7/11

© 2011 G. K. Bostic

Author's Note

G. K. Bostic
Day 7 NaPoWriMo prompt:
1) an example of synasthetic metaphor — one that describes one sensory perception using adjectives more naturally suited to a different sense (e.g., “a red noise,” or a “a bitter touch”)
2) a fruit
3) the name (first or last) of someone you knew in school
4) a rhetorical question
5) a direct address to the poem’s audience — “Reader” or “mom” or “Michelle,” or maybe just “You”)
6) a word in a foreign language
7) a reference to a game of chance (darts or pool or the lottery or etc).
I think I included all but #7 ;)

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This is wonderful G.K....the fact it followed a specific form makes it even more impressive...beautifully penned and I didn't need the picture to see it...
I've never heard of the NaPoWriMo prompt..but I love to try new stuff and that seems like a real challenge...Have you ever written a sestina...I too was a Sp. Ed teacher for years in the city of Bridgeport (A sestina)..if you are interested.

Posted 10 Years Ago

There are myriad of poem forms, themes etc. This is one I haven't heard of Do not urge me to try it for I will not. I enjoyed your poem though it is very picturesque, light a very good spring time poem.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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G. K. Bostic
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Retired Special Education Teacher & Supervisor, Writer of poetry and Nanowrimo novel, wife, mother, grandmother, and lover of country. I can be found at Update: Since I wrote this .. more..

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