Monthly Archives: April 2013

Day 8: Instructions

So, I really tried to do the NaPoWriMo prompt, but couldn’t. These forms are not good for me so I went with another source for a prompt ( So here’s my attempt at an instruction poem.

Lessons from Birds

At some point this morning,
the beautiful and harmonious songs of the birds
were replaced by the incessant cawing of the crows.

You said it was a metaphor –
the way I did not notice the songs
but did notice the alarming call of the crow.

I know you’re right – you always are,
I know I have always been more drawn by cries than songs and
at the end of the day
I must learn, just as you have,
how to be more willing to hear music
in a world filled with alarms.