Prompt: Today we were challenged to write an acrostic poem. Here are the directions from Maureen on how to do that: “. . . rather than spelling out a word with the first letters of each line, I’d like you to write a poem that reproduces a phrase with the first words of each line. Perhaps you could write a poem in which the first words of each line, read together, reproduce a treasured line of poetry? You could even try using a newspaper headline or something from a magazine article. Whatever you choose, I hope you enjoy this prompt” (https://www.napowrimo.net). Sustaining the momentum of creativity everyday is a challenge indeed!
“Remember the moon, know who she is.” from “Remember” by Joy Harjo
Remember the stories in your ancestors’ bones.
The stories that live in your mother’s skin.
Moon light and stardust spiral, tiny tornadoes that glisten.
Know they fold in on themselves and regenerate.
Who of your ancestors visits you most?
She is your wisdom.
Is the stardust falling from her, so you glow like the moon?
Jacquelyn Markham (4/6/2022)