It just isn’t a visit to New Orleans without Beignets and Cafe Au Lait at Cafe du Monde. It’s a tradition I’ve kept going for more than 40 years.
Walk around Jackson Square. Watch the people and view the art work. Not much changes, the beauty of the city surrounds me.
There wasn’t time for a carriage ride for me on this trip. But I was soaking up the ambiance. I felt ecstatic to be visiting again. It never gets old. And I never get too much of NOLA.
NaPoWriMo Prompt Day 11: write a poem in which you closely describe an object or place, and then end with a much more abstract line that doesn’t seemingly have anything to do with that object
Flooding covers the highway
Forcing a new route
The sun’s reflection blinds me
A rose bush from abandon neighbor’s yard
A blush thing of beauty
Transplanted into my yard now blooming pinkish
Pho8 in Cape Girardeau
Quite a departure from fries
The following poem was inspired by day 6 of NaPoWriMo. It is written using the Fibonacci sequence of numbers.
Cheese and potatoes
R J’s Family restaurant
The prompt for NaPoWriMo day 5 was to study gardening magazines for inspiration. I thought of several flora on my land that were not planted by humans.
Twenty acres of rolling hills
Plenty to see and investigate
Sweet gum, Sassafrass, Hawthorne, oaks
Autumn Olive, Devil’s Walking Stick
Passion Flower and broomsedge flourish
Creating lush habitat for turkeys,
Mourning doves, deer and coyotes
Nature’s succession when left to its own
The prompt for April 4 was to write a poem referring to T. S. Elliot’s, “The Waste Land”. In it he writes that April is the cruelest month
October can’t give him a new heart
We expect too much of October
It’s just another month
He will be with her tonight
October, you took him from us
Day 3 of NaPoWriMo suggests to write a fan letter to a celebrity. I wrote a few stanzas of a lune (refer to Day 1) to describe a trip to see a famous person.
crowded with soldiers
take the bus
ride twenty- four hours
arrive in El Paso
see the pope
blessed prayers for all
life is different
has brought joy each day
The NaPoWriMo prompt for April 2 was to write about family. I had already planned to write about one sister (caused me to sit up) so I tweaked my thoughts to include everyone in my family.
Gathering everyone together
Wondering what to wear
Mom and dad so young
Mom a seamstress first at home
Later in a factory
Cooked scrumptious meals
Responsible for all
Gone too soon after the picture
Dad an Army soldier in Korea
Loved family and dancing
Thrived with family and friends
The oldest rescued/adopted
Loved to learn
Second girl born singing
Third girl followed and took charge
Fourth girl thrived on competition
Finally a boy loved outdoors
Just not farming
Girls fussed and doted on the boy
All came from sharecropper parents
All became professionals
Finding their way in the world
April means it is National Poetry Writing Month. The challenge is to write a poem every day this month. I’m not sure I can but I’m going to accept the challenge.
The first prompt is to write a lune, similar to a haiku using a pattern of 5-3-5 syllables or words. My lune uses the pattern of 5-3-5 syllables.
Visits to the beach
Like no other trip