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I was a bit relieved at the ending of National Poetry Month. As I have written, prompts are not my chosen method of inspiration for writing poetry. Yet ironically I find myself gravitating toward new challenges. The photo challenge gives me a chance to share what I consider poetic images.

This challenge comes from my good blogging friend, Denise, who, unfortunately, is not blogging at this time due to personal reasons. She invented a challenging new form of poetry she calls a Blank Poem. It twisted me in knots this morning. Fortunately, I had real life inspiration from a musical friend outside my patio. I hope you like it.

The Night Bird

Bird and song throughout the night,
what bird I could not say,
a night bird singing so mellifluously,
it sang, this bird, until day.
As dawn approached the bird stilled,
trilling its last trill, this bird.

M. Zane McClellan

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