Tuesday, April 28, 2020


NaPoWriMo PROMPT: Today’s (optional) prompt is brought to us by the Emily Dickinson Museum. First, read this brief reminiscence:  Martha Dickinson Bianchi’s description of her aunt Emily’s cozy room, scented with hyacinths and a crackling stove, warmly recalls the setting decades later. Describe a bedroom from your past in a series of descriptive paragraphs or a poem. 

The Best Bedroom Ever

A tent on a sandy beach 
Of the Salmon River. 
Resting on cots. 
No need for covers. 
Night so warm, 
Rain fly is open. 
Screen keeps out bugs 
But lets in the stars. 
A breath of sage 
And evergreen 
Floats on the dark. 
Far from all sound 
But the grumble 
Of rolling water. 
A vision of the day 
Still sighs through the mind. 


Sgeoil said...

I'd have to agree, most times the outdoor bedroom is the best!

Elizabeth Boquet said...

Oh that last line -- makes me sigh in a lovely way!