⏳NaPoWriMo 🫖April 🌱2023🌺Day 23

#NaPoWriMo #April #2023

Here is our optional prompt for the day! Start off by reading Arvind Krishna Mehrotra’s “Lockdown Garden.” Now, try to write a poem of your own that has multiple numbered sections. Attempt to have each section be in dialogue with the others, like a song where a different person sings each verse, giving a different point of view. Set the poem in a specific place that you used to spend a lot of time in, but don’t spend time in anymore.

Happy writing!
❤️❤️This is a prompt I liked so here is my example.❤️❤️

It seems so long ago and far

almost a dream,
azure blue skies,
heat shimmering
on sands, on roads.

warm sunshine,
carressing bodies,
the cadence of
another language
lips lisp and love.

we drank tinto de
verano* and sang,
danced the evenings
away, with joyous

we embraced another
culture, lived as if
when in Rome do
as the Romans do,
only the country
was Spain, that
land that captured
our hearts and
gave us enchantment.

we rode Andalucian
horses along the
beaches, through
streams, up hills and
down again, walking,
cantering, galloping,
breeze in our faces
together with human
and horse in perfect

we rode in parades,
in the ferias* dressed
as camperos,* we
loved those horses
for their nobility
and intelligence,
the way they gave
you their hearts as
we gave them ours.

watching the dancers
of flamenco in the
summer months, while
in winter we joined in
with abandon.

we cooked and ate
paella, tapas of
every type, in winter
we tried hearty
el estofado*

sapphire blue skies,
mountains, valleys,
little white villages,
red bougainvillea.

It was so long ago and far away but not a dream but wonderful memories.


*el into de verano - summer wine, red wine poured over ice and topped up with Casera, ( not as tart as soda, not as sweet as lemonade.)

*las ferias - the fairs and horse parades celebrated in the summer
months especially in Andalucia.

*los camperos - peasant folk ( see photo below)

*el estofado - a hearty stew with chicken and/or pork with vegetables and gravy.

©🦊VixenOfVerse, 2023

©CarolynCrossley – Los tres amigos/camperos