Tuesday, April 14, 2020


NaPoWriMo PROMPT--Write a poem that deals with the poems, poets, and other people who inspired you to write poems.

Two Summer Days 

William Shakespeare and Mary Oliver: 
Both skilled writers, 
Both observers. 
They knew nature’s changing course. 
Each spent time watching 
The grasses in the wind, 
Clouds across the sun. 
Both saw the shifting of seasons, 
The passage of time 
And the fickleness of life and love. 
But doesn't everything die at last, and too soon? 
Still, death can’t brag over Mary and William. 
Their words live on. 

What can I learn 
From two poets 
Born centuries apart 
Whose words live 
Beyond their life? 

If you want love to last
And beauty 
And hope
And joy--

Write it down.
Share it.
Art is long. Life is short.