My life has been steeped in chromaticity, punctuated by leaves and buds, but me, I’m still curled up like an apostrophe suspended between seasons. In the green garden, pointillistic blue flowers bloom as a cloud of full stops, and you surprise me like an exclamation mark, true to your pink gregariousness, bringing light and heat and blossom and birds, while all I have are monochrome words. Kim M. Russell, 26th April 2022
It’s day 26 of NaPoWriMo and the prompt is an epic one: we are writing poems that contain at least one epic simile, also known as Homeric simile, an extended simile that develops over multiple lines. They have mainly been used in epic poems, typically as decorative elements that emphasise the dramatic nature of the subject. This morning I’m keeping it short and bittersweet.