Sunday, April 6, 2014

NaPoWriMo Day 6

my grandfather was a carpenter
an artisan of chisel and plane
toiling knee deep in wood shavings
humming to an invisible tune

in older age he sang
melodies from his homeland
a trembling range of one octave
each note evocative

his true love was poetry
memorised from youth
voice modulated
to ring emotion from every word

his voice is still heard
in the scent of forests
the soft burr of song

and the rhythm of words

I'm posting this poem as a first draft as it still has some distance to go...

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