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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Final day in which I didn't participate

National Poetry Writing Month has come to a close and I have participated only periodically, once with a ballad challenge, and a couple of times with poems of my own.

For the final day of NaPoWriMo, Grapeling (aka M) has re-introduced (to us oldies) the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry book, The Little Prince.

My little contribution does not q-u-i-t-e follow M's instructions to the letter. I think he wanted us to write in the style Saint Exupéry used in The Little Prince.

I did not do that. I did, however, write a little something, and all my fine friends in the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads seem to cut me a little slack when I'm fuzzy or confused or, like tonight, full of a code id by node.

If you are anywhere near my age, you might recognize the two people in the photo I posted below.

pilots and princes
and roses and such
make for a wonderful tale
asteroids, planets,
drunkards and kings
ensure that the plot will not fail

amused
bemused
perturbed
disturbed
the prince continues along

and still, today,
young children
can be found among
the fans of the prince
and his voyage

Photo via Google
Poem via Kay Davies, April 30, 2014

10 comments:

Susie Clevenger said...

A wonderful tribute to the book. I haven't read it so I am putting it on my must read list.

Mara said...

Does it mean I am as old as you if I do recognise them as well? Because I thought I was about five years younger...

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
One of my all-time favourite books; I loved your take on it Kay! YAM xx

Kerry O'Connor said...

A young Prince Charles before he acquired a permanently jaded expression?

kaykuala said...

His Royal mother is blessed through with long years while events and circumstances may not favor her son. Looks like Harry will be King! Wonderful write Kay!

Hank

Sherry Blue Sky said...

OMG, Prince Charles is OLD and in this photo he is so young. That makes me.....ancient! Now I am depressed and this day had started out not too badly. LOL. Clever poem, too, kiddo.

Susan said...

Oh yes, Kay. I was never moved to read about any of the royal family, but i like the link to the little prince here--reminding us both that the princes are human beings and 2nd that we persist in seeing them through legend and tales.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

It's hard to imagine where the time goes, don't you think?

lisaricardclaro.com said...

Nice poem! And the prince was certainly a cute little guy. Who knew?

grapeling said...

Kay, I am quite pleased you joined in for the prompt. Which, in my view, is a launching point, not a straitjacket - so I love what you did here. ~ M