Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

  • Mood:

Poem: "The Prairie Horns"

This poem came out of the March 20, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] kyleri. This poem has been sponsored by a pool with [personal profile] ng_moonmoth, [personal profile] fuzzyred, and [personal profile] mama_kestrel. It belongs to the Yellow Unicorns series.

"The Prairie Horns"

On the plains,
the grass grows tall
and moves in waves
like the ocean.

In summer it's green
and everyone can see it,
but as the weather dries
and turns toward autumn,
the grass begins to fade.

In some places it turns brown,
in others pale green, and paler,
until it nearly vanishes from view,
lost in whispering shadows.

The prairie horns move through it,
their coats a brighter shade than
sun-dried grass, that only people
moved by spirit can see.

The grass parts around them,
like waves before the prow of a ship,
and even unseen, they are beautiful.

Tags: cyberfunded creativity, fantasy, fishbowl, poem, poetry, reading, weblit, writing

  • Community Building Tip:

    For my current set of tips, I'm using the list " 101 Small Ways You Can Improve Your City. 68. Set the table for community conversation.…

  • Coping Skills:

    Folks have mentioned an interest in questions and conversations that make them think. So I've decided to offer more of those. This is the current…

  • Community Building Tip: Talk

    For my current set of tips, I'm using the list " 101 Small Ways You Can Improve Your City. 67. Talk to someone for 10 minutes. In Charlotte…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.