2014 Poem a Day: 2

Cailleach has descended down

Gurgling, spitting effervescence flows

Now Brighid dons her fiery crown

And an airy, colorful mantle throws

Across the lands. Awake and take wing.

Rise up and reconvene at the spring.


Today’s prompt from NaPoWriMo :There are many good poems based on myths. Lots of these use Greek or Roman myths. Consider Tennyson’s Ulysees or this more modern example by A.E. Stallings. But today I challenge you to write a poem based on a non-Greco-Roman myth. You could write a poem inspired byNorse mythology, or perhaps by one of these creatures from Japanese legend. Every time and place and culture has its myths and legends, so there’s plenty to choose from. Happy writing!

Back in February Write On the Edge gave us a  prompt for St. Brigid’s Day inspiring this piece about Cailleach. I decided to use that mythology for the springboard for today’s poem.

The boy wrote this poem using a POEMSTART from Jack Prelutsky:

My cats are less than one foot tall

And haven’t any voice.

They never answer when I call,

For they haven’t any ears

So I’m in tears.