April is National Poetry Month. Writer’s Digest has a Poem A Day challenge, which I’m going to participate in. A few of those poems will end up here. Check out the link if you want to try the challenge, too.

poetry month tree

The challenge for the 2nd is to write a poem about a voyage.

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In morning air not yet warmed

by the sun’s slow struggle to rise

the train hunkers on the tracks

a segmented metal beast

waiting noisily

in a whirring thrumming crouch

Passengers fed one by one into its doors

until the hum grows


growling as the wheels dig in

The beast runs free

prowling across its territory

past houses shading into trees

woods disappearing in glassy stretches of water

rocky shores giving way to grassy meadows

climbing over bridges

criss-crossing roads

until reaching another station den

and resting for another journey



About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

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