NaPoWriMo Day 30: Into May

Image shows a mayfly siting on a pale metal surface. Image copyright Mabh Savage 2023

The mayfly’s butt wiggles and those

Long trails flip and flash

Sitting on my car

Early, you’re early I say,

You won’t even see May

You’ll be gone by this time tomorrow

But to you that life is full



You’ll do your thing

While we do ours

We’re all just living

At different time scales

I’ll think of you in May

My early April fly.

Thank you to everyone who has followed along with my NaPoWriMo poems! Feel free to comment and say which were your favourites.

NaPoWriMo Day 29: Finding Joy

Image shows a new bud on a fir tree with spiralling pale green features similar to a romanesco cauliflower. Image copyright Mabh Savage 2023.

My God

You take my breath away

Look at all this love

You found me

Look at all this Joy

I found

In your shadow

In your light

The chaos they accuse you of

Just cos it follows

In thy wake

Does not means

You’re the cause

You bring me order

Delightful mayhem that brings

My world together

Intrinsically shattered

And loving it

My God

You take my breath away

Let me love the breaks

The swoops and curves

The rollercoaster of your regard

Your beauty

Your sense of justice

Let me rail against that

Which is never fair

The fight inside

Comes from you

And the one who guided me firmly

Into your arms

Hail wanderer of the skies

Hail fixer

Hail breaker

Hail fire in my heart

Lightning in my eyes.

NaPoWriMo Day 28: Weekend Culture

Falling into Friday

Soaking into Saturday

Steeping in Sunday

Weekend culture is weird

But with a 9-5er in the house

And three school kids

We can’t help but


Not embrace it

But face it head on

So we relax on Friday

Get shit done on Saturday

Socialise on Sunday

Brain permitting

I work in between

I ain’t no 9-5er

Though I ain’t judging them what are

I hop between the rungs of the weekend

Joining in when I can

Resting when I can

Climbing and sitting

On the roof of week

Watching it all fall away

Clean and exhausted for Monday.

NaPoWriMo Day 27: Cover Version

We talk about the power of words

How someone can sing

So hard

So passionately

Words that are not their own

I always felt grateful

I could write my own words

Feel my own story

Make my own melody

Yet I can’t deny

The draw

To sing someone else’s love

Another’s anger, joy, peace

There aren’t many cover versions

Better than the original

But sometimes, just sometimes

Someone nails it.

There’s always someone that gets you

Really gets you

It’s okay for them

To sing your story.

NaPoWriMo Day 26: Bee

Oh to be a bee

Buzzing happily

Fat and fluffy

(I’ve got that covered)

Getting shit done

Sweetness in every job

Nectar, pollen, honey

Head in the flowers

Resting in the sun

Flying in a physics-defying manner

Goddess-kept and loved

A busy, buzzy, bee

Harbinger of summer

I nod my head to thee.

NaPoWriMo Day 25: Lyta

Never in a million years

Did I think I’d be meditating

With Lyta Alexander

Babylon 5 held and holds my heart

Now dear Pat invites us to join her

For meditation

Fighting fear and dragons

(And procrastination and bad habits

But that’s maybe just me)

Meditation doesn’t come easy

To this frazzled neurology

But she sits outside

No silence

Breathing suggestions – not rules

I zone out harder

Than I’ve done since I slept

Maybe she is in my head

Dear Lyta

Strong and fierce

A dragon in her own right

Thank you for bringing her to me

And me to your unexpected guidance.

Inspired by this.

NaPoWriMo Day 24: Angels

Angel in my heart


Winged and covered in eyes

A wheel

A chariot

A burning fire

Fear not

Be not afraid

I mean

Have you seen yourself.

NaPoWriMo Day 23: Travel Research

Planning to travel

I love it

Discovering places

Google searches

TripAdvisor sifting

Laughing at ridiculous reviews

“Too sandy”

“Too foreign”

You know the type

Snuffing candles

Complaining about the dark

But beyond this

The photos and awe

Of folks who really dove into

Trips away

Inspires me like nothing else

Caves, volcanoes, forests

Rocky shorelines

Cactus gardens

Palm trees, pine trees, prickly pears

I soak it all up

Ready to be there

Ready to arrive

I’d bypass the sweaty stress of airports and walk

If it were possible

Walk and play and pay my way

Across Europe

Singing for my supper

And a glimpse of something new

NaPoWriMo Day 22: Robin

Image shows a Robin on a spiky branch of bramble. Free WordPress Image.

The robin comes every day now

Brown and red

Earth and fire

Creature of air

Sitting serenely on the wicker pot

Hopping from fence to tree

Looking through the window

Head cocked in curiosity

I think we all mimic

Without realising

3 humans standing



With heads to one side

While the robin assesses us




And nabs the rice crispies

I threw out this morning.

NaPoWriMo Day 21: Don’t be a part of the problem; be the entire problem

Note: This is entirely UPG, I don’t claim to carry messages from deities or other beings!

While in the hot tub

Loki says, “In the chaos

be the calm (or cause).”