Monday, 1 April 2013

NaPoWriMo - first poem

April 1st

Okay here it is!  The prompt for today was to pick three words randomly from a book from pages 5, 12, 17, 21 to form a poem.  I picked mine from the current book I am reading (The Various Haunts of Men by Susan Hill).  The words were:

(5) culmination, perfectly, devastatingly
(12) low, comfortable, cylinder
(17) building, self-contained, strip
(21) birthday, drawing, completely

Here is the result:


I’d always been a self-contained person,
comfortable in myself and my abilities.
Then he came, completely by surprise
like a birthday gift.

He restored furniture. I’d asked him
to strip down a table and re-varnish it.
His smile was devastatingly undoing.

Later I found myself drawing him from memory
under the table he’d lovingly brought back to life.
I was perfectly happy there building this picture of us.

The culmination of everything so far
was laid low and all I had become
I sealed in a cardboard cylinder and posted to him.

1 comment:

  1. nice...esp like those last two stanzas...mailing all you have become to him...very cool and creative...well done first day...smiles.