Monday, April 12, 2010

napowrimo # 12

Write a a poem which includes a code.   When is a code not a code?

 Roughly 440–490 nm.

I'm cat's fur or codfish scale,
shark or whale ablowin’,
jay, or tiny-winged
butterfly, mold busy at
cheese, a berry to eat,
lapiz lazuli or
a missing moon rising,

I’m sapphire or diamond,
I’m wild sky,
maybe cerulean, or
Prussian. I'm flora
lactarius indigo –
I’m mood become rhythm.
I’m water,
by depth darker.

I’m soul uplifted,
the tekhelet in tzitzit,
I'm very Catholic, too,
or a Vishnu Avatar.
I’m horse,
             I’m hippo.

           Wanda McCollar


  1. Clever. I like the lines, I’m mood become rhythm.
    I’m water,
    by depth darker.


  2. I've learned several fascinating things from your poem, Wanda. It tells of the ancient and exotic. (We have a standing hippo similar to this.)

  3. Thanks, both. I've been looking for such a hippo!

  4. You seem to be blue. Loved this general knowledge challenge! "mold busy at cheese" "mood become rhythm" "by depth darker" all fine phrases. Thanks, Wanda.

  5. Thanks for your comment, Greg. I'm blue, yes - but hope you see it's a good, multi-layered thing -