inspired by Denise Krebs on today’s Ethical ELA Open Write, after teacher-poet Stacey L. Joy. Stacey’s original simile poem centered on the word love. Denise’s, on the word alcohol.
Mine, on the word spirit.
Perhaps you know someone with this kind of everlasting joie de vivre…
Spirit… Your spirit is bright radiating like a summer campfire popping, sparking, illuminating the night Exhilarating spirit infused with silver starlight Effervescent spirit of a child’s Christmas morning delight Freewheeling spirit like an eagle in flight An encompassing kind of spirit.
I happened to glimpse them, in a ring Holding hands, a curious thing In the darkness, dancing there Diaphanous beings, light as air Small faces in gossamer veiling Wispy arms fluttering, flailing Maybe in mischief, maybe in glee Luminous little spirits set free …hallowed revenants of you and me, The children that we used to be.
Just a little offering (shades of October? A bit of Octo-plasm?) for Poetry Friday. Special thanks to Janice Scully at Salt City Verse for hosting the Roundup.