Saturday, April 4, 2015

2015 Poem A Day, Day Four

Prompt for Day Four:

For today’s prompt, write a departure poem. Many people depart to school and/or work every day, and they depart on a plane, train, or automobile–some even walk or ride a bike. Of course, that’s keeping things rather physical; there are also emotional and psychological departures. You may even decide to make a departure from your normal writing style in tone or structure today.

I did not depart from structure today. This is the kind of poem I often write—kind of a Thomas Kincaide type of poetry. There's some imagery (coastlines and harbors, wtf?), there's rhyme and meter, and there's a call to action in the end. Live life! Adventure! Even as I am laughing at myself, I like this poem. It is indulgent and silly (much like me), but the message is good.


A ship in harbor blooms
To snare a winsome wind
Its petal sails unfurling
Striking to sea again

Gushing from the tunnel,
Rushing along its track
A train races a coastline
slicing the world in half

Any kind of worthwhile quest
Begins with such a mind:
Cast off all your anchors
Throw off those ties that bind

Be a ship with open sails
Be a train upon its track
Dare to live and love this life,
And never once look back.  

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