Myth of Childhood

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub    (posted by Sanaa)
Poetics:  Dungeons & Derivatives

"For today’s Poetics I invite you all to play a poetry game called, “Dungeons and Derivatives.”

The idea here is to select one (from a list of eight sentences) and to change at least one word or more by replacing it with a derivative. Once you are done, unlock the muse from its dungeon and write a poem with the existing sentence."

"Could it be that this idea of healing is a seed that has been planted within us?” 


Could it be that this idea of being healthy is a tiny pit
that grows from within us?

In childhood years
we all wondered about
the circulating story
of swallowing a watermelon
pit and having it grow
in our stomachs.  Was it
only black pits or tiny
white ones as well?  How
large would it grow,
and how on earth would
they be able to remove it?

https://dversepoets.com/2021/09/07/poetics-dungeons-and-derivatives/ 

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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