Midsummer Days

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a hammock gently sways // on a warm midsummer day

under cover of huge twin maples // chores are in the wind

on the edge of dreams // open book lays splayed

the trickle of the creek // nature’s songs center stage

the rustle of maple leaves // transport to dreams

In passing winds // leaves set a twitter

birds singing an ongoing melody // rides the summer winds

the sounds of nature // clear summer skies

dappled sunlight // warmth dance on my eyes

sprinkling daydreams // weaving memories

on long summer days // of the times spent in a gentle sway

Pat R

4/15/16

I first learned about Cleave Poems over at JaneDoughertyWrites.com where she writes:

“A cleave poem is in two halves, two separate poems, one on the left, one on the right, but that make a single poem when you read them together. It sounds tricky‚Ķand it is.

BUT there are no rhymes, no rhythms and no set length..”

For #NaPoWriMo day 15

&

#A to Z Challenge

NaPoWriMo

 

A is for Ancestors

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Photo: Taken at the Atlantic Antic Street fair, don’t know if they know each other but they do look good together ūüôā

 

 

On his own / At thirteen a runaway

After passing of his mom / One true love gone

Childhood ceased / No longer belonging

There was no love in their eyes / He was fit only for labor

He made his way to town / Because no one cared

He surprised an older cousin/ This cousin looked out for him

He lived hand to mouth / Till he was seventeen

Then he met my mom / he met a girl of similar fate

She had just come to town / She too was fleeing hardship

These two wanderers made a life together / She had found her anchor

Pat R

4/03/16

Today is make up day and also a three for one day, also twist and turn day (prompt transfer day..Family Portrait was the prompt for Day 2 at NoPoWriMo).
This is for NaPoWriMo, A to Z Challenge ..I missed the letter …A, and Cleave Poem over at JaneDoughertyWrites.com. This is one of the coolest form of poetry I’ve come across. Thanks Jane:) for the introduction.

“A cleave poem is in two halves, two separate poems, one on the left, one on the right, but that make a single poem when you read them together. It sounds tricky‚Ķand it is.¬†BUT there are no rhymes, no rhythms and no set length..”

Jane Dougherty Writes

NoPoWriMo

A to Z Challenge

For the amazing list of well over 1000 poets go here:

A to Z Challenge participants list