Today’s NaPoWriMo challenge:
Describe in great detail your favorite room, place, meal, day, or person. You can do this in paragraph form.
Now cut unnecessary words like articles and determiners (a, the, that) and anything that isn’t really necessary for content; leave mainly nouns, verbs, a few adjectives. Cut the lines where you see fit and, VOILA! A poem!
inky black sky
small green branches
sparkle taste oils
creek river seas
drum old heartbeats
Hands Give Thanks
moistened sidewalk takes darkened pall
ranging closer trail head
walk threatens spurn
continue in hopes will turn again.
old growth canopy, rain will not make it inside
Lookout corner bench, arrived at at last. Spotted by rain intermittently to worry
Below rages river, tree boughs climb ravine side.
Across towering rock face, obscured by trees, falls away from shear.
zig zag rock outcroppings, river turns, White water drops, runs in valley.
Bench, v shaped, moderate sized timbers, nothing so huge could not be dragged here.
deck uneasily over edge, cutouts, trees grow through, boxed railings pockets
air mist, rains drizzle fills, wall of dark green trees lighten in colour, perceptually so.
Fading light, contrast shift, sky fades away into infinity over trees, world shrunk, nothing beyond I can see.
from where does the water come? where does it go.
how much will fall
last hour of light, different qualities, redder? tones, highlights shift, shadows lift.
days colours fade away, night pallet comes lay.