Robe (Featured)


National Poem Writing Month 2018 Day#27: Today,

following Lauren Hunter’s practice of relying on tarot cards to generate ideas for poems, we challenge you to pick a card (any card), and then to write a poem inspired either by the card or by the images or ideas that are associated with it.

My selection is Number 9 card of Hermit


every night 

                my soul ache

to talk to someone     to let the poison out     to burn the poems

and to warm    my hand    in that fire

madness you can say 

as the idea stands    at the threshold

I show the light    coming from it    to be forecast    on the wall    of my room


I feel    when the words    get arrested

in the pages

giving birth to a poem    just a poem, nothing else

looking inside     I find me    in a robe    holding the lantern

flame is the poem

poem that’s just arrangement of words    nothing else





28 Comments Add yours

  1. shadowprancer says:

    Excellent! Thank you for your poem.


  2. Kat Myrman says:

    I enjoyed your poem very much. It captures the hermits essence. And congrats on being featured Sangbad! 😊


    1. Sangbad says:

      Thank you Kat…and my pleasure you liked it…

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Perfect format for a hesitant hermit — chopped speech with pauses/spaces between phrases — and the urgency of it all in bold — works wonders.


    1. Sangbad says:

      Thank you for stopping by and reading my poem…and sharing your thoughts…


  4. Congrats on being featured, Sangbad 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sangbad says:

      Thanks…but what about the poem…how was it


      1. Good. I liked the fiery imagery.


        1. Sangbad says:

          Thanks Jane for letting me know your review…


            1. Sangbad says:

              Today I tried again a new form…hope you will like that too…


            2. I’ll have a look.


  5. Smitha V says:

    Congrats Sangbad👏👏👏

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sangbad says:

      Thanks Smitha…am more than overwhelmed by this being featured


      1. Smitha V says:

        I’m happy to know somebody who has been😊

        Liked by 1 person

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