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IMG_0044.PNGWrite a poem a day for the month of April.  

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Happy writing! 💻

~~Tink


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April 1   

Apothecary

white and blue
pill box

lids snap closed
click open

sort and store
prescribed

medications
each day

palmed, swallowed
routine

warnings glossed
until . . . .
          ~~Judi Van Gorder

"Notes:"


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April 1  #21

nine hours alone
in the car with my kitty
I drive, she sleeps
               ~~jvg

Prompt:  road trip

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Those cretins who think only in black and white,
will miss the kaleidoscope of color in plain sight.
     ~~Judi Van Gorder

Prompt 24 syllables  cretin


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April 2

Forest Symphony

From the forest,
a birdsong aria.
Descant strain
above melodic notes,
confection of sounds.
     ~~ Judi Van Gorder


Notes: ▼

Combining 2 challenges at WCD
5 Lines
24 syllables
Prompt - confection April 2
24 Syllables Challenge WCD

Prompt - birdsong April 2
April Poem A Day Challenge @ WCD


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April 2

Breath of Hope

When you're beaten
remember to breathe,
in-out
out-in.
As long as there's life
there is promise.
                       ~~jvg


Notes: ▼

6 Lines
For "Form of the week:  The Hautt"


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April 3
Challenge

Aspire to write
a poem a day.
Keep the words tight
and just type away,
rhyming into the night.
         ~~Judi Van Gorder

Notes:
Prompt  - aspire
A poem in 24 syllables

I also wrote Wednesday Walk


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April 3  This is crazy, I learned after committing to 3 forums promoting a Poem a Day that two of the forums have "prompts" for each day.  So I'm writing not one poem a day but three. 

Backyard Poet

He called himself
     a backyard poet,
and wrote of his pug playing
below a gnarled old oak
that housed chortling Kingbirds
and scampering squirrels.

This was his place
where hundreds of pages
    were filled
with his heart and his mind.

His place where friends
were welcomed for barbeque
    and he and Myrtle
would sit silently
to watch the sunset.

Then Katrina came to call,
    and his pen was silenced.
              ~~Judi Van Gorder

Prompt - "place"


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April 4

Pull

Cravings grasp
at mind and body,
for a succulent peach,
a loved one's touch,
the pull is palpable.
                    ~~jvg

Notes: ▼

24 syllable challenge
Prompt: crave

Also wrote Sleepless in Occidental


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April 5

Flight of the Mind

In sleep
we leave this world
and travel with our mind.
Creating images
of light and night
in dreams.
The flight
encounters fears
and tears and joys in kind,
engaging fantasy
and truth, all one
in dreams.
         ~~ Judi Van Gorder

Prompt:  "dreams"
Verse Form:  
Cyclus


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April 6

Rosy Buttons

The ethereal bloom on her cheeks,
rosy buttons only babies can wear,
jiggles when she laughs.
                            ~~jvg

Two different challenges:
24 syllable challenge Prompt: ethereal

Prompt: bloom


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Apri 7

Unfettered

The vagabond’s trail
winds without destination.
I’d love to hike
unfettered by expectation.
                        ~~ jvg

“Notes:"

24 Syllables Prompt: vagabond
Prompt: hike


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April 8

Celestial

Meandering through the galaxy,
floating past celestial bodies,
waking within your arms.
                    ~~jvg

Prompt:  meander
Prompt: celestial body

Once again combining 2 challenges into one because limited time. It's tax time and my accountant wanted my stuff a week ago.


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April 10

I know this is lame but I'm working on my taxes and it is all I have left in the tank.

Found

Just north of here
is a gem worth the find,
Eureka, the city by the bay
it's one of a kind.
                   ~~jvg
Notes:
24 syllables
Prompt: Eureka


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April 11, Life got in the way. No poem.
April 12, I wrote haiku #23
April 13

Hearth

Snug
comfort,
warm,
soothing
near the hearth.
Contained
fire
gives heat
to my bones
and calms chatter
of my limbs.
Slowly
with
purpose
unaware
of need
or
constant
care.
~~jvg

Verse Form:  
Waltz Wave


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 April 14 Palm Sunday

Return to Jerusalem 

A borrowed burro
and palm padded road,
triumphal entrance
       to city in turmoil. 
A humble Hosanna,
       Blessed is He. 
          ~~Judi Van Gorder

An alternative, 

Return to Jerusalem

Triumph to tempest,
on a borrowed burro
through palm padded streets,
He entered
to veiled Hosannas.
                    ~~jvg.

Notes:

24 syllables
Prompt: tempest
Matthew 21:10 "When He entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil"

     



 


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April 15   Weeds in My Garden

April 16

Waking

Last night's rain
has ended,
the fire has gone out
and the chill of the morning
sinks deep to my bones.
The hum of the fridge
interrupts the silence
joined by Molly's soft meows 
begging for attention.
My day begins.
             ~~Judi Van Gorder
 


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April 21    

Whacking Away

Today, tall grass,
standing sentinel to the earth
abruptly mowed down
by my trusty weed-whacker.
                    ~~jvg

Notes:
Prompt: sentinel
24 syllable challenge.


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April 23

Inside Cat

It is sounds
almost as if she's weeping,
the squeaky little meows
of her plea
to be released
into the big out of doors.
Spring beckons,
but it can't be this morning,
and she doesn't understand.
She will be sequestered
one more day inside.
Tomorrow's freedom
will be her reward.
     ~~Judi Van Gorder

Prompt: weeping


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