30-Day Poetry: 17

Day 17—Write a poem that employs a rhyme scheme.

A Short Ode to the Joshua Tree
after John Keats

Live in the desert where is it wild and bright
And the Joshua Trees of the ages grow.
Stand against the rocks and sand, hot and white
Where enemy is friend and friend is foe.
Catch your breath underneath the dark and flashing sky;
There the night catches you completely unaware.
It is there that the Joshua Trees capture beating
Young hearts and old, fast and slow, soft as a sigh.
It is there, among the tall yucca, that you dare
To dance along the sand and search for our meeting.

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Viannah E. Duncan

Viannah E. Duncan is a writer and activist hailing originally from Los Angeles. She lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. She has a cat, Cleo.

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