Day 7 of 30: Global Poetry Writing Month and National Poetry Writing Month
What a pleasant surprise to wake up this morning to find that NaPoWriMo listed me as the featured poet for the poem "She Was from Moscow". Thanks, NaPoWriMo!
Today's NaPoWriMo challenge is to write a tritina, which involves "three, three-line stanzas, and a final concluding line. Three 'end words' are used to conclude the lines of each stanza, in a set pattern of ABC, CAB, BCA, and all three end words appear together in the final line."
This took some brain power. The hardest part was picking which three words to use in the tritina pattern. Below is my humble attempt.
(At left: a photo I took many years ago. It was some of some of the best wine I've ever had, and some of the best company, too!)
A is for Ants (Who Were Swept Out to Sea)
Ants: circling the pomegranate again and again,
Mounting the tangerine, pineapple, grape
Morning in fruit bowl: a kind of ant-happiness
Expats: distilling the sugar, the yeast for gin-happiness
Lifting the glasses to toast, once again
The cluster, the tide, the white and red grape
The spirits, the shine, from juniper moon grapes
Each colony swimming: a fruit of vine happiness
Antennas for drinking, elixir on tongues, the tribe starts again
A dance in the sand, an ant-mortal disco: saluting the grape again and again
© Kat Shamash, April 7, 2016