Tuesday, April 26, 2022

NaPoWriMo #26 - Their Just Reward


like many snowbirds
they abandoned winter's
new-fallen snow

as if it was a
vital quest to seek spring buds
hundreds of miles south

like snowdrop clusters
too slow to break northern soil
that thrived blue springs' warmth

as if a race
over the Ozarks with
white knuckles on the wheel

was worth the cost
of discovering a secret garden -
truly the richer reward

til their silent stroll
felt as right as rain -
like their just reward

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National Poetry Writing Month #NaPoWriMo #26 challenge was easier said than done.

Working outside the comfort of a single haiku can be quite a stretch especially when the challenge is to write an epic simile. Also known as Homeric similes, these are basically extended similes that develop over multiple lines.

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