06 April 2010

NaPoWriMo...Day Five

Make poetry really personal. Give poetry, as you write it, a name. Possibly a gender. And a personality. Give poetry — how you view poetry, what poetry means to you, your poetry — a name. Now write a poem suits your view or vision.

Agana flows from the heart, unbidden
You can call for her, but not force her
Forced, she is cold and stiff as rock

Unbidden, she arrives in a spurt
of lifeblood, your essence bared
Agana is not a choice.

You have her or you don't,
and if you do, you must let her flow
even if it kills you


Brian Miller said...

interesting post...i atually googled agana and i can not find a definition. by your intro maybe that is the name you have give...let her flow...

Aoife.Troxel said...

Agana is Chamoru Spanish for "blood."