NaPoWriMo Day 1 (2021) Fantasy

In The Desert

(based on animated version

of “Seductive Fantasy” by

Sun Ra and his Arkestra)

round the moon

in any shape

or

colour

blowing apart

nothing

comes

back in its

original

form

each note

each beat

the

rythm

going on

multi-tasking

round the moon

multi-dimensional

a raindrop

in the desert

from a corner

I’ve never been

to

or

for

round the moon

and more

in so many many many

shapes shapes shapes

and colours colours colours

Benita H. Kape (c) 1.4.2021

Notes: And without further ado, our daily prompt (optional, as always)! Sometimes, writing poetry is a matter of getting outside of your own head, and learning to see the world in a new way. To an extent, you have to “derange” yourself – make the world strange, and see it as a stranger might. To help you do that, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem inspired by this animated version of “Seductive Fantasy” by Sun Ra and his Arkestra. If you don’t feel after watching it a little bit like the top of your head’s been taken off, and your thoughts given a good stir – well, maybe you are already living in a state of heightened poetic awareness!

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