NaPoWriMo 6: To-Do Today

It’s Day 6 of #NaPoWriMo, I’m still keeping up, and my poem is done before dark. What an accomplishment! Day 6’s prompt was one borrowed from Holly Lyn Walrath, “Go to a book you love. Find a short line that strikes you. Make that line the title of your poem. Write a poem inspired by the line. Then, after you’ve finished, change the title completely.” I immediately hunted down the most beautiful book in my collection (of all time?), Their Eyes Were Watching God, and wrung my hands for a bit trying to settle on just one line. “Oh To Be A Pear Tree– any tree in bloom! With Kissing Bees Singing of the Beginning of the World,” finally won. To my surprise, my attempt at a Cinquain turned into a prayer. Hope you enjoy the results as much as I enjoyed writing it. Now to go sit in the sunshine for a bit and try to grow roots!

To-Do Today

your toes within
sunshine kissed, rain wet earth.
Hush. Rest. Give space to spread and swell.
Grow roots. 

Fling out
your arms in praise. 
Reach to receive sunshine
bewitched to lace by leaf and bloom.
Branch out. 

Drink in
Transform ray to blossom. 
Tender bursts of pink tissue grace.

yourself up to
a swarm of humming guests,
dipping, kissing each honeyed heart.

The world
has just begun
anew again today.
Dew fresh mercy once more this morn.
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