A Poet's Double Life

For poets working outside the literary world.

November PAD Challenge: Day 1


Once again, I’m writing a poem a day in support of all the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) writers in their challenge to produce 50,000 words in 30 days.

autumn_9_2012_2Tree in Abscise

From the window, I watch you become

inflamed as if shamed by the sudden

rush of your own beauty. Not long ago you idled

in the heat of summer’s yawn, camouflaged

in tender verdure. I thought this was your true

nature, but now I see the way you draw the dew

within, shed what won’t last through winter.

~ Pamela L. Taylor  © 2013

Author: poetsdoublelife

Poet and strategy/data guru living in Massachusetts.

4 thoughts on “November PAD Challenge: Day 1

  1. Beautiful!


  2. Thanks for teaching me a new word, “abscise!”

  3. Pingback: Double the Life, Double the Accomplishments | A Poet's Double Life

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