Beth Camp Historical Fiction

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

"G is for Gentle . . . "

The first words that come to me for today's poetry prompt is "gentle" as in 'do not go gentle into that good night . . . '

Who could write anything after Dylan Thomas' 
famous, moving poem:
'rage, rage against the dying light,'
written after his father's death

and yet we turn to poetry
when words fail us

remembered words

to ease our understanding
of grief,
or anger,
of loss
and sometimes joy.

Read Dylan's poem at http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15377
Aloud if you can. Think about every line of this lovely villanelle.
A good thing to do for National Poetry Month.

I write this very late,
feeling somewhat gentle as the day ends,
these words here a tribute and a challenge,
inspired by Morgan Dragonwillow's poetry prompt
for the A to Z Poetry Challenge.
Go here to read what others have written,
far more poetic than my effort here,
but I am remembering all those days
when the writing of poetry
led to insight
and a sense of harmony.

Spring in Spokane (Camp 2012)