April is National Poetry Writing Month. In celebration of poets everywhere, and to encourage those who are just embarking on their literary journey, I will be posting poetry (not mine) each day for the month of April. Please take a look and enjoy this special art.
Claudette J. Young
Claudette J. Young began writing seriously in 2008 and continues to write in multiple genres. She strives to learn something new each day—a new poetry form, new writing technique, new foreign word, or whatever strikes her fancy. Her primary genres are poetry, science fiction/fantasy, flash fiction, children’s literature, women’s fiction, along with creative non-fiction, essay, and memoir. She tries to cover all of her bases by writing for audiences that range from young children to senior citizens.
Claudette has been published in numerous online publications for poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, as well as print magazine issues and two international poetry anthologies. She continues to hone her craft by working on multiple projects, including book-length ones. Her regular work can be viewed on her collaborative website and blogs at: 2voices1song.com/ .
Wandering moons above a world
Of calming seas bereft of life,
Sparking flickers of light unseen
By countless liquid eyes long
Empty, awaiting breath and body.
Moving within eons of passage,
Small changes modify the is
Into the will-be and onto
The unimagined and miraculous,
Molecules begin to dance, coalesce.
Cycles continue; broadening,
Multiplying, until patterns emerge.
Patterns held in giant hands
Powered by will’s design,
Crafted by determination.
Fractals double, triple,
Quadruple until an endless
Progression covers the world;
All identical though unique;
All new while old in design.
Thus has life begun its march
Toward dominance of all else,
Stubborn, constantly evolving
Static-free examples of Earth’s
Potential extinction’s certain face.
© Claudette J. Young