Wandering Words [Poetry: Anytime, Anyplace…]

Poetry: Anytime, Anyplace, About Anything – Wandering Words

By, Donna M. Monnig

Louis L'Amour

Wandering Words
(An etched poem from “Words
From a Wanderer” by Louis L’Amour)
                 know your
                                       stranger knows
           nets                  have trapped
         webs of shadow                        filtered
                   the dust
                  into my heart
        the kiss of
                             the mad sea churns
                                  spray, like
               savage teeth,            rip
            reluctant hopes,                       free.
©Donna M. Monnig
NaPoWriMo’s prompt today was to write an “erasure” (I’ve always heard it called an etched poem), but basically you just cut words away from someone else’s poem until you have a poem of your own. This poem was etched from Louis L’Amour’s “Words From a Wanderer.”
NaPoWriMo prompt: Day 26

About Donna M. Monnig

Donna M. Monnig is a published poet, aspiring novelist, freelance writer, a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, and is a cowgirl at heart.
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