Stealing from the shadows; through my garden, she sneaks. Fleeing from the hollows, dewy breath on my cheek. She teases and she flirts, shows an ankle, lifts her skirt; then twirls away again. Persistent chills still linger, causing little shivers. Budding nubs fill slender fingers. Fragile petals spread and quiver. She hesitates; restlessly rustling, shy maiden...capitulates, swaying (and blushing) towards the sun.
I didn’t realize this, but apparently, April is National Poetry Month. I guess it’s been an official “thing” since 1996 when it was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets. (Learn something new every day…)
The Daily Post’s Weekly Writing Challenge has charged us with becoming more familiar with the WordPress editing tools and to write a poem applying our newly acquired knowledge.
Back when I was an angsty, awkward teenager, I used to like writing poetry. However, I haven’t tried my hand at writing poems very often as an adult (unless you count my Poem of an Unfortunate Raccoon…) So, this post was a challenge in more ways than one!