Monday, 20 April 2009

NaPoWriMo #20 - sun sparkles

I follow two poetry prompts for National Poetry Writing Month

1. NaPoWriMo #20 prompt: a photograph

2. April PAD Challenge: Day 20
For today's prompt, I want you to write a poem of rebirth.

I chose a video I shot last week

Sun sparkles on water
the light bounces
dances off the tips of the waves
like diamonds falling from God's hand
in brilliant celebration of spring

wind whips up the waves
flotsam and jetsam ride
across the surface of the lake
like the people that we meet
afloat on a tide of hope
angst clutters their path

listen to the birds that sing
the chimes that ring
leaves gently massaged by wind's fingers
God's breath as it warms the wanderer
smell the pine amongst the crocus
in this season
all around the world
many choirs sing the song
hold fast to that love

gather the diamonds in your lap
hold fast to your faith
that courage will spur you towards the light
avoid the anchors that take you down
gather the people
those whose spirits reflect the light
hold their hands
honour their spirits
speak truth to their wisdom
Draft #1!

This work is © Jennifer Jilks.


Wayne Pitchko said...

a great poem along with great photo

Cloudia said...

lovely words,

Kathryn said...

Hi Jennifer! Love the poem and the video...gorgeous.

Just giving you a heads up about our book, Who Is Mark Twain, which goes on sale today. We have a lot of interesting things happening, such as a writing contest [], e-book deal [], and free audio book download []. If you're interested, you should check some of it out and spread the word!

Jenn Jilks said...

Consider it spread, Kathryn! We writers have to support one another...

Kilauea Poetry said...

I really enjoyed this..the video which captures your beautiful words..

sarah said...

Lovely :-) I couldn't see the video on my hopeless connection, but the poem was enough :-)