It is National Poetry Writing Month again! My Day 1 poem is inspired by the animated video for Sun Ra Arkestra’s ‘Seductive Fantasy’, as directed by the prompt.
Here comes the Sun
ever so out of phase—
enough to shuffle the squares off to the side
where they can do less damage
while freak flags festoon the floats
gliding along the boulevard
the metaphor meets the celebration
dancing in the streets
Speak to us, o wise one!
In lines and colours and intervals
conjoined and disjointed
pharaohs and planets mutating
in the colours of the dance
and sweet, sweet infinity
the voices of a thousand sirens
a thousand times
out to me
(31 March 2021 – posted April 1st)
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This was a good one!
I’m hearing that call as well. Awesome work. Conga rats.
“freak flags festoon the floats”–love the sound pattern here!
Beautiful! Love the rhythm in that piece
Love the Rhythm and the tone!❤️