By Donna M. Monnig
I look out upon the whale road
imagining it’s floor below,
A graveyard of wooden whales,
hidden beneath the sky candle’s glow.
In my hands I hold paper memory,
it will outlast my house of bones,
Un-dead am I for now in this candle mark,
but soon, it will be to the house of stones.
The candle marks are all too few
that we have to be un-dead,
I wonder if, when I’m un-live,
anyone will remember anything I’ve said?
©Donna M. Monnig
I wrote this for Day 13 of NaPoWriMo, but like the last one, I was having computer difficulties and was unable to get it posted. Today’s prompt was to write a poem using kenning which was used in Nordic sagas. An example of a kenning is saying the ‘whale road’ instead of the ‘sea’, or the ‘house of bones’ instead of a ‘body’. I have always enjoyed reading and writing kennings, it’s a lot of fun seeing how you can describe something using completely different descriptions but yet makes logical sense.
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