Day 9 #NaPoWriMo2012

§ April 9th, 2012 § Filed under deadlines, fae and elvish, NaNoWriMo, National Poetry Month, the creative process § Add a comment

Great prompt from NaPoWriMo:

write a persona poem — a kind of dramatic monologue. Here’s Rita Dove channeling Beethoven, and Robert Browning giving voice to a very grumpy monk. The Summer 2008 issue of Poemeleon furnishes many more great examples. So pick a character to inhabit — a person from history, an imaginary or mythical person (like Snow White or Zeus), or just someone you’re not (an Olympic marathon champion, perhaps? I know I’m not one of those), and write in their voice.

Well no big persona speaking here, just more in the month’s series and a flash of something for NaNoWriMo.


You can ignore me if you want.
You can pretend I’m just not here.
I won’t do that to you,
No, I won’t do that to you.
Because you’re real to me
no matter what you think
no matter if you don’t
if you don’t believe in me.
I believe in you.
You’re real to me.
And you can trust me
when I say
I’m just as real
I’m just as here for you.


I wish I knew
if they were real
Sometimes at night
I see a flash
a tip of wing
but I don’t trust my eyes
it’s the half-light
the coming night’s slumber
I hear a note or two
I think I do
is it down the road?
is it in my dream?
There’s something more
I hope there’s something more
than the darkness.
Something light in the darkness.

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