Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Always Learn From Nature

Birds Helping Birds

November came and with it, six
Birds of Paradise who peeked
out from solstice lull, beaks
pointed towards sunless sky
and winked at me as humming-
birds dipped and dived
inside for an autumn drink, made
me thankful nature's beings care
for each other when man
isn’t looking.


I've been so focused on my NaNoWriMo work-in-progress that I've been limping along with the PAD Chapbook Challenge at Poetic Asides. I managed to squeak the above poem out for the Day 20 prompt though: 

"For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Always (blank),” replace the blank with a new word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles include: “Always on My Mind,” “Always Wrong,” “Always Writing Poems That Don’t Sound as Good the Next Day,” etc."


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