It’s the second day of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2020! The prompt today is:
“to write a poem about a specific place — a particular house or store or school or office. Try to incorporate concrete details, like street names, distances (“three and a half blocks from the post office”), the types of trees or flowers, the color of the shirts on the people you remember there“
To this, though I might have gone along with this, I won’t. I have picked a study that I wrote based on part of a nature documentary on Romania’s central forested woodlands.
Wild Romania by Michael Doyle In the heart of Europe, begins the story Bright lights shine out in measured glory The days drift in a come and go As time slips by in ebb and flow Beyond the hustle and bustle of the city A place of natural wonder and beauty This place of wilderness where ancient forest grows Great mountains reach to kiss the skies and rivers flow Winding along as these twist and turn Beasts roam steeped in the myths we learn As these struggle to survive the changing seasons Each of these important for their own reasons Outlasting if they can the winter's freeze To frolic in spring and summer as they please Preparing again for winter with Autumn's play So it goes on and on in nature's living history Untamed Romania calls us to come explore A bounty so rich it can never be poor Spellbinding sunrises and crisp winter falls All of these wilds breath as these call The Carpathian Mountains are Romania's backbone Winter here is a cruel mistress of stone There is very little but ice and snow A frozen embrace where very few go Then just as suddenly, Spring begins to stir With its waking giants of green laced conifer Little shots of sunlight beams and brown bears awake From their deep sleep with a mighty shake Five thousand bears awaken from their winter rest Spread out across the beautiful wooded forest While wild boar forage looking for a nibble to eat And their stragglers become the wolves' treat (c) April 2, 2020 Michael Doyle All Rights Reserved