I’m using daily prompts associated with Inktober (artists doing ink drawings) to spur poetry this month. The poems flow from the prompts, though it may not be obvious (at all); and sometimes the poems are revisions of earlier poems that came to mind when I mulled the prompt. If there’s a photo in the post, it was chosen after the poem was written. I’m “showing my work” by offering some of the words, phrases, associations that came to me for each prompt. The poems may or may not have anything to do with gardens, gardening, or “nature” as it’s commonly considered. To see all the poems (once they’re written), check the Inktober landing page.
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Today’s prompt: FRAIL. (I’m skipping over ENCHANTED to work on later.)
Some associations: sickly, infirm, fragile, easily broken, easily destroyed, liable to break, “Frailty, thy name is woman” (Shakespeare), breakable, susceptible morally, impressionable, brittle, tottering, beyond repair
Boardwalk leaf bejeweled,
Spatter of crushed grasshoppers
Autumn smeared, earth bound.
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Many live but slow grasshoppers, some too slow or too chilled on these 50F early autumn days. (Photos taken 10 Oct. 2019)