National Poetry Week – Write a Poem

It’s National Poetry Week.

Today we’re writing poetry to embrace the poet in us ALL. (Yes, you too.)

Here is mine, something simple inspired by the transient landscape around Bundaberg..

The Hummock

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neatly pieced patchwork

of gold and green;

cane fields overlay

rich red farming soil

that stretches to

sandy beaches

and deep blue

wave-capped

oceans.

My heart beats a little faster in the unexpected beauty of that view. Truth. In cane-cutting season, the patterns of the patchwork change day-by-day. (In fact, I was surprised when I went to take this pic today – because much of my gold and green is now transformed to brown… But here is a portion…)

Transient Patchwork

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My drive to take the patchwork pic also prompted this unexpected haiku thought…

the road runs red

with the mud of a thousand

cane trucks

I would have preferred it to be the mud of a thousand cane trains, but alas, though poetically more appealing, it’s not true.

Muddy Tracks

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What does the poet in you say today?

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