Not Waste It

Do sense
Here and now
This first bright spark
I shall not waste it

Know the gods
This moment touched
You will not waste it

Now one
Deep feeling
This sacredness
We do not waste it

I kick off National Poetry Writing Month with an Arun, as I have done these past few years, in honor of the fiend (<– not a misspell), and creator of this poetic form – GirlGriot, who first got me into this yearly challenge.

An Arun is a fifteen-line poem in three sets of five lines. Each set of five lines follows the same syllable structure: starting with one syllable and increasing by one syllable with each line. 1/2/3/4/5 — 3x. There are no other rhyme or structural requirements.

National Poetry Writing Month
20 years of 30 poems in 30 days

4 thoughts on “Not Waste It

  1. Ooo, this rules. Your economy of words fits the theme of the poem, you didn’t waste a letter, every word pushes in the same direction and you say a lot with a little.

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