Is it really…

the end,
not just the prelude to the death of April,
but the final word, the last amen?

Is a fresh sheet of paper for another poem,
a breezy tune for a new song,

the first breath
of the first day of the rest of your life,
to do with what you want.

I’ll just sit a while,
thankful for the sunshine and May blossom
blowing in the wind.

I’ve got my answer.

Kim M. Russell, 30th April 2020

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Rain-washed, wind-swept May blossom in our garden – after the sun disappeared behind a cloud

My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads NaPoWriMo Day 30 Play it Again in April 2020: Bang, whimper, hiss

On Thursday, April 30, 2015, we found ourselves at the end of yet another National Poetry Month – and here we are again with Izy’s final challenge. She introduced it with ‘A BANG…A WHIMPER….A SYLLABANT HISS’ and the words:

“A few minutes from now, you will lose all means of communication with humanity.  You will not die but will no longer be able to interact with the world.  What’s the last thing you say?”

I’m merging this prompt with Kerry’s Skylover Wordlist, sourced from Dylan Thomas’s poetry collection Deaths and Entrances, from which the thirtieth word is ‘death’.

17 thoughts on “Is it really…

  1. “Tomorrow is a fresh sheet of paper for another poem, a breezy tune for a new song,” this is gorgeous!! 💝 Congratulations on an amazing month of poetry, Kim 😀 We did it!!

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  2. A positive to the end. I may rest a while, until the weekend. I have another current blog that I post on Fridays. The other other one I try a few times a year, a few follow it but most times they don’t comment. I gave up long ago with “Six Word Saturdays”, with too many comments, sam with “Red”.
    BTW I subscribe to yours on my email.
    Keep up the good work!!! 🙂

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  3. So sorry to hear about your fall, Kim. I do hope you are feeling better. And congratulations on completing the month of poetry writing. it has been a daily joy to visit your site and read your poems each day.

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