My Personal Poetry Challenge: Part 3

Child’s shadow near a stream.
Image by Demi from Pixabay

If you watch the edge of a shadow —
stand still and silent
so not to disrupt the flow —
you can see its edge move,
eon slow, steady momentum

Advancing or retreating —
edged dim and bright,
cutting into the future —
carving out…

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The Fifteenth Edition Of My Personal National Poetry Month Challenge

Trees on a sand dune.
Image by Iwona Olczyk from Pixabay

The march of the pines
started early,
before the cresting sun
Groaning, cracking,
sharp-splintered marching

The soil once bathing their roots
grown too pale and fallow
even for pines

They are hiking,
scaling harsh, craggy slopes
up to cleaner air
and moist clouds
Far…

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Part Twelve Of My National Poetry Month Personal Challenge

Image by athree23 from Pixabay

The number of sides is
a mathematical form;
a defined shape
But what truly defines
is the inside
Undefined by the outside;
the formula of experience,
the resonance of feeling,
a magical form
math cannot define

I’m the author of the…

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Part eleven of my National Poetry Month personal challenge.

Votive offerings burning.
Photo by Mesh on Unsplash

What peels from you like skin
that you cast to the currents
as offering?

What lasting peace can you make
from dying embers?
What do you bring bundled
in your near-forgotten
ancestors?

How far can you go
in the light of a…

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Part Ten Of My Personal National Poetry Month Challenge

Woman and butterfly in the stars.
Image by Mary Gorobchenko from Pixabay

I’m certain, if I try,
that I could walk away
into those sheer steel mountains
And if I walk without thinking,
I might burn the same blood gold
as the rocks drenched in afternoon sun
And if I walk without seeing
I might fade to invisible
unseen by bird…

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Kevin J Fellows

Kevin J Fellows

Writer & Poet of speculative fantasy. Author of the novel At the End of the World. Stories & poetry in SFF publications you know. kevinjfellows.com