NaPoWriMo 2015 – Day 28 – Write a poem about bridges – Singing to My Dead Mother

Singing to my dead Mother

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What are the bridges

of your remembrance

a word, a song,

a name.

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The bridge you crossed,

a great ocean; going

you said,

to the end of the world

when I say his name.

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Glad you were, that you came;

and now the bridge of research

has uncovered

a mother at last to proclaim.

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Too late for the asking,

what are the bridges

of your remembrance;

a word, a song,

a name.

Benita H. Kape © 29.4.2015

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NaPoWriMo 2015 – Day 27 – Write a Hay(na)ku or series – Mrs Browns – One & Two

I quite like my first Mrs Brown but I suddenly found myself going a little beyond the hay(na)ku sonnet devised by Vincent Gotera and adding not just an envoi to the first but going on to do a second sonnet etc.

Mrs Browns – One & Two

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  1. Changeable Weather

Sprightly

Mrs Brown

walked to town.

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Town

so crowded

people, cars, people.

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Clouds

over town;

forgotten, her umbrella.

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Wet

Cold, shivering

she stumbles home.

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Sets her fire

Pours a whisky.

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Envoi –

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Pours a whisky

Sets her fire.

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Mrs Brown

  1. By Royal Command

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Bury

with me

his mother’s ring.

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Adjoining

her room

the ghillie slept.

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Hearsay –

Lewis Harcourt

in his diary.

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Marriage

not unknown

betwixt servant, monarch.

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His photograph also

In her hand.

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Envoi –

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A faithful servant

Loyal unto death.

Benita H. Kape © 28.4.2015

 

ghillie – an outdoors servant, Scottish

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