National Poetry Writing Month 2021, Day 29: Through the windows

My Day 29 poem is my response to the NaPoWriMo.net prompt, which is to imagine a scene through a window.

I look at windows
all day long

They show me
other lives other worlds other stories other joys other sorrows other horrors other choices
other ways of being thinking doing having learning loving hating living dying killing

I see
shapes colors forms styles letters drawings paintings photographs motion pictures
faces places spaces objects stasis movements
other people’s money

Sometimes the moon

The trouble is that they reflect
as much as they reveal
and their projections are too sharp, too real

It wouldn’t hurt
to draw the curtains
once in a while

(28 April 2021 — posted April 29)

 


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2 thoughts on “National Poetry Writing Month 2021, Day 29: Through the windows

  1. A great capture of what we can find in windows, Kevin, all the activities and possibilities, and ‘Sometimes the moon’. My favourite lines:
    ‘The trouble is that they reflect
    as much as they reveal
    and their projections are too sharp, too real’.

  2. I particularly enjoyed the stand-alone ‘sometimes the moon” line.

    It does me no good to close the curtains because when I do, all I can think about is what i might be missing.

    Well done.

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