I am lingering in the Poetry Friday community this month, and Margaret at Reflections on the Teche has the round-up.
I have never written an Abecedanarian poem, a 26 line poem where the first letters of each new line are in alphabetical order. And I can honestly say I have never written about a relationship quite like this either. This poem was inspired by the book title, A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord, but has absolutely NOTHING to do with the storyline in this book.
A handful of starsburning in the midnight sky
caught before falling
down to Earth.
Eyes closed, my
fingers unwrap them
gently, one by one.
Holding my heart, they
illuminate the stolen glances
just between you and me.
Kissing your tender lips
leaves a trail of stardust,
making me ravenous for more.
Night's cloak of darkness covers
our brief interlude; we
pretend it isn't
Realizing once dawn whispers,
stars no longer shimmer.
Time is trapped
under the sun’s intense rays.
winces, and becomes
x-posed as I
zealous for another handful of stars.
April 2 Heidi Mordhorst, My Juicy Little Universe
April 3 Tabatha, The Opposite of Indifference
April 4 Buffy Silverman
April 5 Rose Cappelli, Imagine the Possibilities
April 6 Donna Smith, Mainely Write
April 7 Margaret Simon, Reflections on the Teche
April 8 Leigh Anne, A Day in the Life
April 9 Linda Mitchell, A Word Edgewise
April 10 Denise Krebs, Dare to Care
April 11 Emma Roller, Penguins and Poems
April 12 Dave Roller, Leap Of Dave
April 13 Irene Latham Live You Poem
April 14 Janice Scully, Salt City Verse
April 15 Jone Rush MacCulloch
April 16 Linda Baie TeacherDance
April 17 Carol Varsalona, Beyond Literacy Link
April 18 Marcie Atkins
April 19 Carol Labuzzetta at The Apples in My Orchard
April 20 Cathy Hutter, Poeturescapes
April 21 Sarah Grace Tuttle at Sarah Grace Tuttle’s Blog,
April 22 Marilyn Garcia
April 23 Catherine at Reading to the Core
April 24 Janet Fagal, hosted by Tabatha, The Opposite of Indifference
April 25 Ruth, There is no Such Thing as a God-Forsaken Town
April 26 Patricia J. Franz, Reverie
April 27 Theresa Gaughan, Theresa’s Teaching Tidbits
April 28 Karin Fisher-Golton, Still in Awe Blog
April 29 Karen Eastlund, Karen’s Got a Blog
April 30 Michelle Kogan Illustration, Painting, and Writing