This Poem Is a Myth

I am fascinated by myth; in awe of how it describes people, things and events; often surprised by the way it’s embraced (or despised) by different cultures (many times, by members of the same culture)… And I’m particularly interested in how the meaning of Myth has evolved through the ages… I can’t wait to read your myth-inspired poems, my Wicked Luvs.

Myth 1861Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary (1861)

Myth 1991Random House Webster’s College Dictionary (1991)

Myth, defined by Dictionary.com (April 6, 2015 at 9:05 EDT)

On day 7 of NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015, Conjure up a poem that describes a person, creature, or thing from any mythology.

Instructions

* Leave a link to your poem, as a comment. Include the title of your entry, and the direct link of your post. Example: “NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015”: http://magalyguerrero.com/napowrimo-with-magaly-guerrero-2015/. Visit other Wicked Darlings and comment on their yum. They might visit you back (it’s polite).

* If you use this prompt, please link it to your post. And if you are feeling extra delicious, link your poem to the main entry. Show others where to go. Spread the word. Linking back to the source will make the El Chupacabra leave 3 goats alone. Seriously.

Banish, Craft, Build

The fourteen oleaginous sand jackets,
collected in over five hundred and forty-six
infirmed nights (with their days),
are now shrouding the sheets that cuddle my bones.
I will drill the stout layers into submission,
work them hard, and
sweat them off my back.
I will banish the sand jackets
and reclaim my seeable Self in thirteen weeks.

Fifteen moons ago, I promised
to do onto others… with my hands.
I will fulfill that oath,
with handmade words.
I will give fitting shapes to my thoughts
and pay them forward
in fewer than thirteen weeks.

There is a hollow space on the red wall of my heart,
awaiting a shelf made of urban driftwood,
to house a Wild child, two Crow girls and three Thorns.
I will build that shelf before thirteen weeks
have gone by.

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NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015, Day 6 – I Will Do It in Thirteen Weeks: Your poem should list three achievable goals, which you would like to accomplish within the next thirteen weeks.

Banish, Craft, BuildIt’s my birthday (well, it was yesterday). I can share a picture that has nothing to do with this poem if I want to. I do want to. So there. And no; I have no idea where the Little Princess picked up her fashionable sock style *cough*.