Saturday, April 23, 2022

NaPoWriMo #23 Carpe Diem

from earliest bud

to drop of the last petal

carpe diem

brave young buds 

breakthrough the soil

reach for the sun

petals push outward

open wide and wonderful

commune with bees and bugs

aged petals curl

tight as they hold their

power inward

naked stem

remembers its earliest

days but forgets yesterday

National Poetry Writing Month #NaPoWriMo challenge today gave the option to follow the example of another poet and write in the style of proverbs or aphorisms.  

I followed the latter, thinking of the Latin aphorism: seize the day.

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Hands Are Full

  petrichor   heavy in the air   fills our hands