Saturday, April 11, 2015


For 2015's National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), Troy's Work Table is writing thirty poems in thirty days.


This "poem" was on its way to becoming a rough draft of another "black psalm," but it wouldn't coalesce. In other words, it's a piece for the work table. At some point, it will likely take its final form. For the time being, however, you get two-and-one-half strophes of the require five.



These are your black ships, your raven-beaked boats. Planks of wood bent and fitted, coated in pitch and covered in tar. Burnt to the waterline by the enemy, the hulls only revealed once the tide withdraws from the shore.

These are your black tents. […]


The enemy arrives in the early dawn, attacking your flanks, biting at your heels. Swarming over your tents as though ants overrunning wasps.



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1 comment:

Ada Ludenow said...

"Found on pot sherds near Troy...'s worktable."