I have no excuses for posting late today. I procrastinated quite deliberately. I’ve sort of had the doldrums the past few days and I managed to work myself out of them by getting out of the house, away from the kids, and going to go see The Martian. (Go see that, it’s good. One of the funnest soundtracks, in my opinion.) I only just finished my poem for today’s poetry prompt, which is to write about the elements. I’m not going to say anything about the inspiration behind it; suffice it to say that this time, I’d rather the poem keep its mystery. I think that’s part of its beauty. Hope you enjoy it.
And by the way, can I just say for the record that this is the second time this week I’ve written a poem on one of the prompts and then the next day find that the subject for THAT day’s prompt fits my poem from the day before. Dont’ think I’m not paying attention. 😉
Talk about serendipity…
Hope you have a great weekend!
P.S. Happy Birthday, Big Son! Hope it was better than you thought.
By Jesi Scott
Earth kissed me…
and spring dawned with meadows full
of fragrant flowers, trees with
leaves newly unfurled among blossoms of white.
Then came the rains,
and all was washed away overnight.
Fire touched me…
warmed, I basked in the heat
of sun-baked days and sultry-sparked nights,
passion ignited and flared, I came undone.
But I danced too close to the flames-
and I was left as I’d begun.
Water healed me…
A cooling touch of liquid silver caressed my scars,
and I floated on misty beams of the moon river,
my brokenness streamed with light;
Too soon, though, came the flood,
and I was washed away in the night.
Air saved me…
lifted me into a lapis heaven and laid me gently
down on cotton-puff clouds, soft breezes breathed me
into being again, and given wings I soar, I fly.
And when the winds blow and gust
I glide, and the elements defy.