Tag: napowrimo

NaPoWriMo Day 14 – Water

Uisce I hiss like a hungry kettle My faltering Gaeilge Always practiced at the altar In honour of Her Uisce arís Not even knowing If it makes sense to say Water again Water again Red and flowing Life and dreams Surely, hardly What it… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 14 – Water”

NaPoWriMo Day 9 – Luck

Luck is a double-edged knife All last week It pointed up Lurking at the back Point threatening and insecure Making me unsure Then out it pops Right way up Point down Knife strapped firmly to the wood Some good luck, at last I think… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 9 – Luck”

NaPoWriMo Day 12 – Memory

It’s come up twice now Memory The white wispy shape Ephemeral Moving away faster Than I can grasp And honestly That’s okay I don’t need to remember Everything Then all these faceless Photos Pamphlets Shirts and ties Opinions Camaraderie And worse And I cursed… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 12 – Memory”

NaPoWriMo Day 8 – The Queen

She is sovereignty Walking the land Owning it Loving it Guiding it, somehow She sets the boundaries She is the boundaries Firm, kind as she needs to be Unwavering, a favourite word May I waver not Though the firmer I set my boundaries The… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 8 – The Queen”

NaPoWriMo Day 4 – Piety

It’s not easy, being green She laughs, and tosses hair of flame Whilst directing me to clean up Alder trees Wasteland Abandoned buddleia Whilst nudging me up the hillside Starting compost piles Feeding the birds And not just the “pretty” ones As I place… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 4 – Piety”

NaPoWriMo Day 1 – Restless

Starting is such sweet sorrow Picking up that pen In a fit of restless Energy It feels right, twixt finger and thumb Yet sad I am Sad to stop the dream The wonder The wander The drift around the room Sorrowful parting from Solitude… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 1 – Restless”

NaPoWriMo Day 2 – Stillness

I’m currently building a deeper relationship with my tutelary deity, an Mórrígan, based on studies with the Irish Pagan School and my own observations and experience. One tool I’m using is a deck of oracle cards by Morpheus Ravenna and Hannah Storyteller called The… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 2 – Stillness”

NaPoWriMo 2021

You may have already noticed that I’m partaking in NaPoWriMo 2021, the annual poetry writing month that inspires writers of all abilities to try and compose a poem every day. Recently diagnosed with CPTSD and suspected ADD, I’ve discovered that my always terrible time… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo 2021”

NaPoWriMo Day 5: Mystery Haiku

“Why is this?!” I asked The cards answered, “Mystery” Guess I asked for that.

NaPoWriMo Day 3 – Slap

A slap to the face Leaves a red mark Obvious, critical, easily criticised So we shun Physical violence. A heart racing Blood pumping Veins jumping Throat popping and retching Hands tingling Muscles twanging Tired, old guitar strings Tired of being played; Not so obvious… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 3 – Slap”