Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A-Z challenge for last poem-a-day

Marian challenged us to write using words beginning with every letter of the alphabet, in order.
She even provided a link to a post where she had done it four times.
I have been struggling with it since midnight last night, waking up during the night, scribbling things in the margins of magazines in the bathroom because turning on the computer would wake the dog, who would want food, and want to go out, and all those doggy things.
So, this is the best I could do. I've written another poem for today, which will be posted to my blog but not linked to Real Toads because it doesn't meet the criteria for today's challenge.
Sigh again.
To read A-Z poems written by some real poets, please visit the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads.

Photos by Richard Schear, 2013

above blue,
clouds divide
great heights.

I just know
long mornings
never open

queer red sunsets
tempt uncaring
while Xavier
yells “Zap!”  
Kay Davies, April 30, 2013


Kerry O'Connor said...

This is sublime. The words fall so naturally, that I would never have thought it was a deliberate A-Z until I got to xyz.

Emma Major said...

hey my lovely real poet, I really enjoyed this, stop doubting yourself xxxx

Margaret said...

I think the first stanza is really beautiful and the red sunset photograph is truly tempting!

Marian said...

ooooh i love this, Kay. i know, i know, it's all beautiful till that damn X and then you're forced into a weird place. but still, this is wonderful. i'm sorry to be the cause of sleep deprivation, but i'm pleased that you took the challenge and am NOT surprised that you delivered something lovely.
and YAY IT'S APRIL 30! congrats on a month of a job well done!!!! xo

Susie Clevenger said...

Love this, especially the line "I just know long mornings never open perfectly." We have gone through an incredible month of writing. Now perhaps we can take a deep breath and not make our muses work overtime.

Hannah said...

Pondering the perfect opening of morning and picturing your character, Xavier! Fun, Kay!Love the image!

Maggie Grace said...

Nice job! Especially love the beginning...was floating with the clouds.

Peggy said...

Excellent. You really made this work.

aprille said...

Seemed so 'natural'. It does surprise me that the abc can be hidden.

Susan said...

I am still cackling! I love how the times of day are gliding into the alphabet when suddenly a dog enters! Ha!

Akila G said...

a wonderdul desciption to some stunning pics till Xavier pulled you out!:) loved it

Helen said...

(I would not call myself a 'real' poet) ... you are!

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Ella said...

Glorious and Gorgeous! I love yours and agree with Kerry-you would never know until the end x,y and!!!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
YYAAAAYYYY! ...and now I want to know all about Xavier... YAM &>

Mara said...

Aren't you lucky you don't live in Norway, where they never use words beginning with c, q, w and z and have the extra three vowels: æ,ø and å!!