NaPoWriMO Day 11, 2022

Photo by Philip Weaver, Birmingham, 1964

Today’s prompt challenges us “to write a poem about a very large thing. It could be a mountain or a blue whale or a skyscraper or a planet or the various contenders for the honor of being the Biggest Ball of Twine. Whatever giant thing you choose, I hope this chance to versify in praise of the huge gets your poetic engines humming.” (Full NaPoWriMo post available here.)

I chose to turn an abstract concept into a concrete place and try to find my way around in it.

PS–The posted draft has expired, but here are some photos of Tübingen, taken this April (2022).

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    1. It was my pleasure! I ran out of time to replace them with art pieces, but I tend to take way too many photos wherever I go, so that was my way out of this pickle. I would love to see Ljubljana one day. Working on staying healthy so I have more time for all these dream cities.💜🍃

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  1. “Silent as a grave” comes to mind here, but somehow it is not scary. This is the kind of silence I crave too and, yes, you have to work hard and be fearless to get to that place.
    A beautiful poem.

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      1. You say in a reply to a comment:

        “I think there are different ways to practice meditation and centering ourselves through language is one of them.💜🍃”

        I could not agree more!
        Poetry, too, is a way of centering ourselves through language.

        Your poems, unfailingly, act on me in that way.

        Your last lines
        [quote removed by RI]
        open a wound,
        hold up a healing balm.

        Thank you, Romana, for writing with such a sweet dagger.

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  2. Tremendous. And in this silence everyone will adhere to the the unspoken rule: speak only if it improves on the silence.

    I love your creative prowess. Adore it really. Thanks for going this deep. I’m in awe of you. Thanks so much. Tremendous 👏 💜 👏

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