I see you creep
Tiny little bitty feet
Across the side walk
Closer and closer
To puppies paws
I swipe you up
Gently cradled in my palm.
My monarch to be
But you need a chance
To get so far,
I place you on a tree,
Was it grass you were moving towards
I wonder now.
I watch you for awhile
Praying the woodpeckers
Don’t carry a taste
For fuzzy little caterpillars
I hope I have saved you
At least
For today.
If you make it through
And wish to return
come flutter about
My shoulder
Tip a wing
To say hello again my friend.

A sip (NaPoWriMo day eleven)

A goblet sits in evening sky
Next to you my love I lie,
Take a sip my sweetest love
A quiet swallow from high above.
Tip my sweetness to your lip
A drop or two will always slip,
I lick the wetness from your chin
This loving night will soon begin.
A fine merlot or white will do
It all is good when sipped with you,
This goblet sits so empty now
So fill me up like milk from cow.
A grape I give with more to share
Love we make without a care.

Day eleven
And now, our prompt (optional, as always).Poets have been writing about love and wine, wine and love, since . . . well, since the time of Anacreon, a Greek poet who was rather partial to that subject matter. Anacreon developed a particular meter for his tipsy, lovey-dovey verse, but Anacreontics in English generally do away with meter-based constraints. Anacreontics might be described as a sort of high-falutin’ drinking song. So today I challenge you to write about wine-and-love. Of course, you may have no love of wine yourself, in which case you might try an anti-Anacreontic poem. Happy writing!


I walk along this wooden path
To the ocean beyond
The life below in the murky darkness
The oysters sleep
While water flows in and out
Ebb and flow
The cycle of time
As days go round from
Dark to light
The tide rushing over
The herons leg
As he searches.
I stop to look at the sky
Always soothing
Step by step closer
I hear the waves beyond the horizon
And know I am
Oh so close
To home.
The salt air fills me
With a quiet peace
Breathing in and out