NaPoWiMo - Day 21- Today,a special poetry prompt. Poet Danielle Pafunda, has organized a cento contest. What’s a cento? It’s a poem composed entirely of lines from other poems. All day today, Danielle will be tweeting lines from various poems. Use these lines to compose a new poem.
This is not April and the magnolias
let silence drill its hole.
How fibrous and incidental it seems.
In the glaring white gap
each letter a cameo appearance, each one a treaty,
each one a place where plutonium safely resides,
disappear, emerge, twitch, reverse course,
while all the wild protected liminal woods,
obscenely jewel-toned, obscenely neck-like
implicit with stars in active orbit.
To open your tiny beak-mouth,
that looks as if it would never open.
A hundred times consider what you’ve said
there are sad beds wide enough for planting.