A brightly coloured dahlia
erupts frivolously.
Gently hovering insects
just keep landing.
Many noisy orioles peck,
quickly reducing sizes.
The unusual violence weakens xylem.
Yesterday’s zinnia.




NaPoWriMo:  Day Ten
Today’s Challenge:  write an abecedarian poem – a poem with a structure derived from the alphabet. There are a couple of ways of doing this. You could write a poem of 26 words, in which each word begins with a successive letter of the alphabet. You could write a poem of 26 lines, where each line begins with a successive letter. Or finally, if you’d prefer to narrow your focus, perhaps you could write a poem which focuses on a few letters, using words that repeat them.

Note:  This is much more difficult than it sounds.  Next challenge for me is to write a poem with each line starting with a different letter of the alphabet!