DAY 6 – Cobalt Hearts

April 6, 2019

The prompt given by the official NaPoWriMo site: A poem that emphasises the power of ‘if’.




The seams sunder before my eyes

And coal dark soil rends.

From Earth a looming cobalt hand

Soars up, my road to end.

The grim cover of trees disperse

As the wave by night ascends

The stars their flashing daggers draw

To hew this force if need be.

Sly woods of shadows cower

The world withdraws from the sea.

If the ocean were a demon

Devouring all it kissed-

Are the silent shores of gold wet

with grief where he touches?

If the ocean were a god

Holding in thrall these forces rampart

Then are the wilderness and dusk

Diabolic twins he thwarts?

If the ocean where a lover

Yearning for the sky,

Is his deep tranquil waters

Tears of passion ruptured?

If the ocean were a bridge

That fastened warring lands,

Could I be the wanderer whom

to unknown worlds these waves herald?

If this ocean were a dream,

Would salt and sand sprinkled my thirst-

A thirst to feel a miracle’s touch

To hear an ancient heart unslept?

If this ocean were a secret

Veiling pearls and myriad mysteries,

Its deeps, with imagination I’d decipher

And unwound a string of fantasy


this ocean with its savage sight

Is all these and a subtle thought –

A contemplation of peace and rage

And my own unfound trenches.



I am inviting you all to join me in this venture. Use the prompt given above to craft your own verses.
And oh, be sure to tag me.




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