On this Poetics Tuesday, Kim is challenging us to “flex our verbs.” We are to write a poem about a landscape using unexpected and powerful verbs. I did not completely follow the prompt, writing about freedom rather than a landscape, but I tried to “flex my verbs” and use plenty of natural imagery.
Freedom runs barefoot in a green field.
Its hair flies behind it.
Freedom touches the sun
And breathes the cool breeze
Freedom, like water erodes barriers
And smooths a rocky cliff face
With persistence Freedom, like water
Extends arms to its oasis.
Freedom plays joyfully with destiny
And steps into its oceans deep.