then we can go no further.
live no more without
light for the space between us
and the dark we must endure.
fall now, it is only sleep
my love, that yields us to
what never was ours to hold.
hawk flight leaves no mark on the wind.
there never was any speaking you
and our bodies remain as unowned,
the mist that steals the green hills
leaves no mark on the trees.
For today’s poem a day for April I used the Napowrimo day 18 prompt using Leonard Cohens previously unseen by me- As the mist leaves no scar as a starting point.
“Our prompt for the day (optional as always) isn’t exactly based in revision, but it’s not exactly not based in revision, either. It also sounds a bit more complicated than it is, so bear with me! First, find a poem in a book or magazine (ideally one you are not familiar with). Use a piece of paper to cover over everything but the last line. Now write a line of your own that completes the thought of that single line you can see, or otherwise responds to it. Now move your piece of paper up to uncover the second-to-last line of your source poem, and write the second line of your new poem to complete/respond to this second-to-last line. Keep going, uncovering and writing, until you get to the first line of your source poem, which you will complete/respond to as the last line of your new poem. It might not be a finished draft, but hopefully it at least contains the seeds of one.”