Safe passage is but a fleeting thought
When leaving the sacred garden
Night birds dressed in indigo
Stand guard with wary eyes
Drawing their ire
Jane Dougherty’s Poetry Challenge #30 provides a painting and an option to use any of these words: indigo, cry, night bird, fleeting and forbidden.
Nonet ~ a poem of nine lines and a syllable pattern of 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, with rhyme optional
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