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NaPoWriMo: 30 Poems in 30 days.
ReadWritePoem is committed to giving you a new prompt every day of the month, so you can NaPoWriMo, or simply immerse yourself in as much poetry as you want to or can during April.
#9 – Paradise
The engine’s steady low rumble
It is still light, one in the morning
Light layered with silver from
A rising moon on deck, silent
Three others watching, there is no way
I can sleep, afraid of what I’ll miss
Knowing that above us to the East
There are nothing but icefields
And the animals that live there
No human mark at all that I know of
And it’s such a relief, knowing
Thin sickle of beach, tangle of driftwood
Strands of falling water and at a distance
The blow of a whale