#NaPoWriMo 2022 Day Thirteen

Don’t Back Down

Good times ahead
Shake off recent failures
Do not be afraid to fly high

NaPoWriMo PromptAnd now for our (optional) prompt! Today, in honor of the potential luckiness of the number 13, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that, like the example poem here, joyfully states that “Everything is Going to Be Amazing.” Sometimes, good fortune can seem impossibly distant, but even if you can’t drum up the enthusiasm to write yourself a riotous pep-talk, perhaps you can muse on the possibility of good things coming down the track. As they say, “the sun will come up tomorrow,” and if nothing else, this world offers us the persistent possibility of surprise.

Good afternoon and welcome to day thirteen of NaPoWriMo where I find inspiration from WVH – Don’t Back Down and the house sparrow. Unfortunately my husband found a dead house sparrow in our backyard last week, and I was curious what it meant when you see a house sparrow –

What is the symbolism of a sparrow? Sparrow symbolism shows you how you can live a meaningful and peaceful life. It brings charisma in you and makes you believe that whether you have or not have the physical strength and material of this world, you can achieve whatever you wish for. 
Sparrow Symbolism

I’m not sure it keeps the same meaning if the bird you see is dead, but we’re suppose to find good fortune in what is consider an unlucky number today. In that ilk, I’m using the potential happiness of a sparrow to be successful in life.

Exotic Art Show

Big crowd at exotic show

Big crowd at exotic show

Exotic art show
Standing outside Alwun House
to see exhibit

I do not do crowds. Standing in line, waiting to get in, I kept telling Shawn, The things I do for you. He replied, What about all the things I go to for you?

Name one? Well… you just get published. Exactly I’m an introverted writer, hiding behind my keyboard. What about the art reading?

YES! I have never been more relieved to get a rejection letter. My ekphrasis poem for the Phoenix Art Museum will not be in the Four Chambers anthology. At this point with everything Shawn and the girls have going on in February and the first part of March, I don’t know how we’d make First Friday on March 6th.

Sprawls across the valley
Urban landscape dotting desert

American Landscape

American Landscape

Miklos Suba
American, 1860 – 1944
American Landscape
Photo Credit – Phoenix eMuseum

And I thought I was clever submitting an American cinquain for a painting titled American Landscape. Oh well, I don’t have to worry about passing out in front of a crowd of people trying to perform my poem now.