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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