Thursday, April 15, 2010

NaPoWriMo #15

(All NaPoWriMo poems have now been removed for possible editing and submissions. Contact me if you would like to read them.)
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I ignored the Readwritepoem prompt today, feeling it was a bit too challenging for the time available, and used one of the ideas I have queued in my head instead. I hope that I don't run out before the end of the month.

7 comments:

Stan Ski said...

We just hope we don't leave too much our successors have to answer for...
Great post!

robkistner said...

Nice writing Catherine, and some good grist for the brain mill...
...rob
Image & Verse

briarcat said...

I like the idea of admiring the curses of Roman soldiers.
Had to look up totara and manuka and came away slightly bemused, thinking of corduroy roads in the mud

Cara Holman said...

Very thought provoking, especially the question: "Does the world grow bigger/ encased in layers of stardust? Great last line too!

Greg O'Connell said...

The last four lines: sheer poetry! Thanks for the inspiration.

Marisa said...

I like this poem so much. The last stanza especially.

Matt Blair said...

Catherine, I really enjoyed this one. There's much to savor here -- the rise and fall of history, our relationship to geography, and especially the idea behind the last four lines, which you've presented with real subtleness.