Orange Filter Sky – NaPoWriMo 2017 Day 9
Canvas in the sky painted with great care.
Shades of orange and yellow, taken from the palette.
A splash of cheerfulness and a full blown smile,
As the birds start flying towards the horizon.
A new day, a new beginning, all this and more,
Just stop looking at life through those grey glasses of yours.
Think not of future, nor of your past, just seize and enjoy this day.
As you look through this orange filter, just remember,
Your day will go the way the corners of your mouth turn.
NaPoWriMo 2017 Day 9
Because today is the ninth day of NaPoWriMo, I’d like to challenge you to write a nine-line poem. Although the fourteen-line sonnet is often considered the “baseline” form of verse in English, Sir Edmund Spenser wrote The Faerie Queene using a nine-line form of his own devising, and poetry in other languages (French, most particularly) has always taken advantage of nine-line forms. You can find information of various ways of organizing rhyme schemes, meters, etcetera for nine-line works here. And of course, you can always eschew such conventions entirely, and opt to be a free-verse nine-line poet.
I went with more of a free-verse nine-line poem. The title is from the lyrics of ‘Drown with me’ by Porcupine Tree. Also, the last line is a quote. I am not sure as to where it is from though.
Both were always in my mind. They found a way out today in this nine-line poetry attempt.
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