And Who Stirs the Waters — Day 6 NaPoWriMo)





We look at it with no expectation.

Who leads, the artiste or the tool?

We look at it with no expectation.





To be taken on a journey.

Where colour goes to clever lengths

when it comes to shading the jewel.





When it comes to shading the jewel;

darker and darker it grows.

To be taken on a journey





when colour goes to clever lengths

to find the magic in stirring the waters.

Stirring the waters, and closing the eyes.





What now the default?

Who leads, the artiste or the tool?

To be taken on a journey.

Where colour goes to clever lengths.

Benita H. Kape (c) 6.4.2021

Notes:

Go to a book you love. Find a short line that strikes you. Make that line the title of your poem. Write a poem inspired by the line. Then, after you’ve finished, change the title completely.

The line I took was “an angel gave me this crayon” from the poem “Isolation Notes” by New Zealand poet Bill Manhire and from his recent book “Wow”. I have taken a repeating pattern often used by Mr Manhire.

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2 thoughts on “And Who Stirs the Waters — Day 6 NaPoWriMo)

  1. This is a lovely poem, Benita. And the line you worked from is very imaginative. It can lead you in many different directions and it’s up to you to chose the color.

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