It is nearing my birthday – so I am getting a bit personal on the prompts …
Today’s prompt is “purple” – my favorite color and very wrapped in meaning to me.
And in your writing, go for any shade of purple!
This is …
amethyst (Note, there are line indents in the second stanza of this poem that WordPress will not display)
I am amethyst & silver,
malleable & adaptive;
a creature both of air & water
If I were a bird, I would be a silver seagull
living on the cusp
of land & ocean’s roar.
Land-based, a dark swimming panther
mindful of the prowl of ‘gator.
In the city I hunt for the pulse of life –
the purple heat of the heat and Cyn.
Home in the forest, I seek
waterfalls and comfort silence of fern –
Quick running, I leap before I look;
impulse is living on pride as a rook.
I identify myself as a Pacific Northwest poet. I have been writing poetry since 1976- and yes - I have been using the pen-name Ariel all this time! I can often be found writing in the Willamette Valley, in Pacific forests or along the Coastlines on Oregon.
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