Day 1 of 30: Global Poetry Writing Month and National Poetry Writing Month
It's Global Poetry Writing Month, so I am challenging myself to write a poem a day.
Today's challenge: write a lune, which is a three-line poem with a 5-3-5 syllable (or 5-3-5 word) count. I've modified this lune to a series of tercets, with the structure of 5 words in the first line, three in the second line, and five in the final line. The poem is accompanied by a photo I took in while writing the poem from a lounge chair in a guest house in Goa, India.
you never forget, do you?
always sitting, watching
remembering everything, a hard drive
blind men think you’re just
trunk, side, tusk
but to those who pray
you're the Remover of Obstacles
the lost bringing
all the incense of India
marigolds in a bowl, chants
sandalwood supplicant, rising
from calloused knees: smiling, hopeful
© Kat Shamash, April 1, 2016