“Broken shadows across the cracked ground”
Sunflower bows its withered head
Dry seeds pecked out by finches
Leaves droop in hot sunshine
Stalk towering tall
Photo: Dwight L. Roth
Today’s Poetics at d’Verse once again challenges me to try something new. Laura asked us to write a poem using a line from a list given. The one I am doing is the Nonet, which is syllable based starting with nine and ending with one. She gave us a choice of beginning lines and we had to continue it in sequence. I chose: “Broken shadows across the cracked ground” (cite Merwin) .With the Fall Equinox just around the corner, I used my dried up sunflower as my subject.
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