For NaPoWriMo Day 29 the prompt is: “to write a poem based on the Plath Poetry Project’s calendar. Simply pick a poem from the calendar, and then write a poem that responds or engages with your chosen Plath poem in some way.” I’m combining with Sarah from MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie‘s Saturday Mix Prompt of Opposing Forces and two sets of words suburb and city centre and repair and damage.
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Plath Poetry Calendar: APPREHENSIONS
“There is this white wall, above which the sky creates itself—
Infinite, green, utterly untouchable.
Angels swim in it, and the stars, in indifference also.
They are my medium.
The sun dissolves on this wall, bleeding its lights.”
No walls to repair, or damage,
Creation’s infinite, sublime.
You tug at my heart —
Amidst starlit skys.
Chiding indifference —
Knowing white walls,
Not suburbsof children,
Sparking, neglecting —
The sun’s dissolved,
Bleeding into pitch —
Light tears through.
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