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Paper Poetry Weekly Prompt | Ekphrastic Poetry

Gumnut Babies

Flying pigs and mermaids

A hand-drawn colored pencil illustration of gumleaves with the heads of gumnut babies peeping over the top from behind the leaves.
Gumnut Babies — artwork & photo by writer with apologies to May Gibbs

pigs fly high
pots of gold
via rainbows
unicorns dance
in ferny glades
mermaids play
bask on rocks
at sundown




We are living in the digital world, covered in the autonomous aspects & tracked motions of life. Yet, somehow we are losing some critical elements. Keyboards, touchpads, & speech-to-text are there, but we believe that handwritten words on paper is still meaningful to some poets.

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Carolyn Hastings

Carolyn Hastings

Well-practiced speech pathologist now practicing to be a children’s book writer — emphasis on practicing.

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