Tuesday 28 April 2009

NaPoWriMo #28 - Seeing Red

napowrimo #28: Prompt: seeing red

absorb the energy and the spirit of nature
gaia unfolds as it should
drive by deep forests
buds on the trees begin to swell
the lifeforce awakes to nourish
flourishing with the sap as it rises

Mother Nature goes out in the night
a phantom fairy who paints buds
each day another layer
pointillistic poetry
they begin to hide the homes
set back from the road
maple trees with bright red buds
they burst with flower
greens and yellows
hardwoods swell with life
conifers brilliant green

Eventually the homes will be invisible
protection from stranger's prying eyes
pine trees bright green
contrasting the brown of the dead grasses
the bright greens of the clover
the colours are beautiful
an artist's rendering
a statement that life unfolds as it should

Red Post #2

the tourists they pitch
red wallows in ditch

by the side of lakes
man's plastic mistakes

the garbage is strewn
read: neglect and doom

sweet creatures they die
humanity nigh

grandchildren I fear
will miss all I hold dear

abuse of the earth
fight with all you're worth

This work is © Jennifer Jilks.


Derrick said...

Hi Jenn,

I like the image of Mother Nature painting another layer on the buds - pointillistic poetry!

I was admiring blossoms myself today.

lime said...

hi, thanks for stopping by my place a little while ago.

lovely poetry here as i have perused a bit. ironically after that second one my word veri is "geopled." (i read it as geo pled, earth begged, seemed to go with the poem nicely)