Poetry: Anytime, Anyplace, about Anything (Celebrating National Poetry Month)
By, Donna M. Monnig
It’s April, which among other things, is National Poetry Writing Month. As many know, the challenge is to write 30 poems in 30 days. Seeing as my goal for 2013 was to write at least one poem a day anyway, I’ve decided to go ahead and participate in NaPoWriMo.
My theme for the month of April is Poetry: Anytime, Anyplace, about Anything. To start off, here is my poem “Ghost.”
Dark and deep shadows on moonless night,
Hollow fog weaves hypnotic spell.
Graveled ground crunching under booted foot,
Something ahead, but what? Cannot tell.
Pupils widen in the iris of the eye,
stark white figure shimmers ahead.
Adrenaline floods through heart and veins,
as the hypothalamus expects the dead.
A specter gliding smoothly in the dark,
– perspiration glistens on goose-bumped flesh.
Pale fog shrouds the loose-stone path,
breathing quickens as logic turns to guess.
The eyes are empty of all but shadows,
seeing only specters in the moonless night.
When all along in the path ahead,
hanging from a tree is simply a kite.
©2013 Donna M. Monnig