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OFOTW and NaPoWriMo Mashup

Today’s challenge:

write a “pastoral” poem. Traditionally, pastoral poems involved various shepherdesses and shepherds talking about love and fields, but yours can really just be a poem that engages with nature. One great way of going about this is simply to take a look outside your window, or take a walk around a local park. What’s happening in the yard and the trees? What’s blooming and what’s taking flight?

Daffodil Dance

Deep birth from mothers warmed.

Twirl hearts, sway heads, shake-a-leg Sunshine,

Death pushed aside for life reborn,

Yellow, white and green. Pink, rose, and aquamarine.

Forever New and Old juxtaposed,

Lessons of Hope and letting go.




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  1. Pretty. You, the daffodils, the poem, and pose!

    • Adela Adela

      Spring does make me feel like dancing

    • Adela Adela

      Thanks. laurel. Pastoral was much more to my liking.

  2. Maz Maz

    You did a good job with this pastoral scene. Love it…
    See my words at:

    • Adela Adela

      Thanks Maz. I do like to be outside. So for a non-poet, this was a little easier to get my heart around.

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