NaPoWriMo PROMPT: Our prompts are there just to help those who are having trouble getting inspired – if you’re full up on inspiration, there’s no need to follow them. With that out of the way, I’ve chosen something I hope will be fun and simple, to ease you into your first day. Today, I’d like you to go to Reb Livingston’s Bibliomancy Oracle. Clear your mind, push the button, and then write a poem based on the quotation that the oracle provides. Happy writing!
“Gratitude is the act of greeting
every stranger as if they approached you
in dream. Or every letter the moon
tries to hand you. The curved light equations”
This is how I started with the suggestion for a ephrastic poem.
Venus to Botticelli
You think that I am just born, fool,
that I am shy and cover my delicacy?
Who are you to dash forth with fear
disguised as cloth? Do you know
that I walk the paths of Lilith
and long have known Isis
and women of power you know not.
You assume me to be angelic
by the company I keep.
Be wary. Some angels have bad breath.