#NaPoWriMo 2022 Day Twenty-Five

Spring Love Letter

Cast your window wide open
Feel the last cool breeze of spring
Summer heat will soon swoop in
And upend our little fling

Please do not despair dear friend
Our little tryst will not end
Summer leaves before too long
And Autumn will play our song

Cast your window wide open
Feel the breeze upon your skin
The summer season has been
Dreary to keep you pining

Keep our song close to your heart
Feel the last cool breeze of spring
Summer cannot pull apart
And upend our little fling

NaPoWriMo PromptToday’s (optional) prompt is based on the aisling, a poetic form that developed in Ireland. An aislingrecounts a dream or vision featuring a woman who represents the land or country on/in which the poet lives, and who speaks to the poet about it. Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that recounts a dream or vision, and in which a woman appears who represents or reflects the area in which you live. Perhaps she will be the Madonna of the Traffic Lights, or the Mysterious Spirit of Bus Stops. Or maybe you will be addressed by the Lost Lady of the Stony Coves. Whatever form your dream-visitor takes, happy writing!

Good morning and welcome to a late edition of napowrimo day twenty-five. I did write this poem yesterday and then let it sit in my journal. I’m not sure why I didn’t take the time to post it except maybe because I don’t feel it’s truly on prompt. Speaking of today’s prompt also feels like a big undertaking. This evening I get to attend an online poetry workshop hosted by the Virginia G. Piper writing center at ASU. Maybe I’ll find some inspiration there if I don’t write something before then. Thank you for reading my late napowrimo offering.


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