NaPoWriMo Poem 1

April 1

A humming bird darts past.
Hovering in front of a flower.
Drinking in the freedom of the air.

I stand in my confinement,
in the fortress
as microbes assault the ramparts

Flitting emerald bird flies to
the camellia panted for mother
after we gave her back to the earth.


This is the first poem I wrote the the NaPoWriMo.  I have been able to get one for everyday and likely won’t post everything I write, but I actually liked this one so here it is.

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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18 Responses to NaPoWriMo Poem 1

  1. I really like the contrast between what’s going on indoors and out. You’ve captured the strangeness of this spring very well.

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  2. Christi says:

    I like the imagery Andrew, and really, isn’t that what a poem is all about? Images and emotions. Well done!

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  3. Lakshmi Bhat says:

    On waking up I hear the birds calling out to each other and see them doing what they have always been doing, flying from flowers to flowers and the evenings calling out to each other. Life goes on. Take care. Regards.

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  4. dorannrule says:

    I love the microbes attacking the ramparts! Tis a vivid picture indelibly imprinted in my head

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  5. pommepal says:

    I like this too. Lucky birds….

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  6. Terry says:

    Fitting for our times

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  7. PiedType says:

    I hadn’t thought to envy the birds, who spring songs are so uplifting, but now I do.

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  8. George says:

    We probably never viewed freedom in this way before. Nicely done.

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