4.17.14 NaPoWriMo PROMPT: Today’s (optional) prompt is to write a poem in which you very specifically describe something in terms of at least three of the five senses. So, for example, your poem could carefully describe the smell of something, the taste of something, and the sound of something. It might be helpful to pick things you have actually encountered during your day: a cup of coffee at the office (“burnt, flat, and joylessly acrid”), or a hyacinth in the neighobr’s yard (“riotously curled petals shading violet-lavender-white, against the dark-green glossy-smooth leaves”). Happy writing!
Eostre Bless Us
Waft of incense, a smoky allure of days gone by,
mingles with the dart of garlic simmered.
A suite by Massenet lilts across the room.
The wood burning stove crackles
warding off the chill of wind and rain.
Soft light from shaded lamps
and a dim glow of twilight
through slated windows.
There in that fleeting moment,
our bodies pray through clothing,
soft lips when you return home.