pops and kisses
verbs that swim
of a poem,
against the flow,
but with the tide.
Kim M. Russell, 23rd April 2021
Image by Steve Halama on Unsplash
My response to NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-Three
Day twenty-three and the challenge is to write a poem that responds, in some way, to another. It could be as simple as using a line or image from another poem as a jumping-off point, or it could be a more formal poetic response to the argument or ideas raised in another poem. We might use favourite (or least favourite) poems as the source for our responses. I’ve chosen this line from ‘The Light Gatherer’ by Carol Ann Duffy from her collection Feminine Gospels: “When language came, it glittered like a river, silver, clever with fish”. 23 lines for the 23rd day, World Book Night, and Shakespeare’s birth/death day.