A to Z Challenge,  Blog,  NaPoWriMo,  Poetry

Social Media Poetry? Absolutely!

Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt was an unusual one. Take social media updates and create found poetry. Interesting. And I knew exactly which one I wanted to do. Happily, I cannot take credit for any of the words in this poem. They are gorgeousness to the power of ten and belong to a woman I met over a year ago. I love reading her Facebook status updates. Her name is Darwin Prophet.

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Observations

Words by Darwin Prophet, Form by Jessica Scott

 

Days travel fast in the swing of spring blossoms;

on the green, voices echo in the warming flight of the starlings

on the breath of becoming

the balance of song and singer in the chapters

unfolding page by page in this book of life

 

Analyzing depths of fondness playing long dormant memories

sound tracked by the awful truth:

the absurdity of love’s intricate thread of gold

binding the weaving of lives meant to touch, not to hold,

reflections in the light cast upon flame

fleeting, devouring, dangerously beautiful.

 

back earthside from crisscrossing centuries and planets,

snow falls,

trysts of old where the flame may no longer burn

but the pilot light is always working,

here’s to delta males and the regeneration of my bluegrass doctor,

the sweeping of dusty boxes laden in memory,

the cleansing where mater dwells, a convergence of good filk*,

friends and some clowning around.

Now to the happy vocation of teaching the starlings to fly.

 

* Filk music is both a musical culture, genre, and community tied to science fiction/fantasy fandom and a type of fan labor. The genre has been active since the early 1950s, and played primarily since the mid-1970s.

Jesi Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Of…. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they aren’t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.

3 Comments

  • lrconsiderer

    *speechless*

    I think this is one of my favourites ever….WOW! Who is this person and how do I find her? OH. MY. GOSH!

    These lines:

    “the absurdity of love’s intricate thread of gold

    binding the weaving of lives meant to touch, not to hold”

    My heart just imploded to ash and glitter…so powerful…so beautiful.

    I LOVE WHAT YOU JUST DID RIGHT THERE!

    • Jesi

      I didn’t write it!!
      Seriously, Darwin is an extraordinary woman who writes these bursts of beauty as her Facebook status updates in opposition to the meaningless chatter others put up. All I did was copy and paste and format. I can’t take credit for any of it.
      As for how you can find her, click on her name in my post. It takes you right to her Facebook page.

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