Finding Your Horizon

To find your horizon,
you must lose
sight of the shore.

To lose sight of the shore,
you must find
the ocean,

and to find the ocean
you must dream
of a stream

that fills your head
with fizzing and chattering
as it bubbles up,

and then follow that stream
until it forms a river,
that strengthens and flows

through hills and valleys,
past villages and towns,
forever flowing down

to the shore and the ocean
and the sun on the horizon.

Kim M. Russell, 30th April 2021

body of water during sunset

Image by Josh Withers on Unsplash

My response to NaPoWriMo Day Thirty

I can’t believe we’ve reached the end of NaPoWriMo, still sane and writing poems! But it’s not goodbye. We know where we all are, and we’ll be back for more prompts next year – and we have tomorrow’s wrap-up post to look forward to.

Our final challenge is based on a prompt written by Jacqueline Saphra, and challenges us to poems in the form of a series of directions describing how a person should get to a particular place. It could be real, imaginary or an unreal place, like ‘the bottom of your heart’ or ‘where missing socks go’. We should fill our poems with sensory details and make them as wild or intimate as we like.

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