NaPoWriMo Day 4 – A Cruel Month Mr Elliot?

Napowrimo 4 –In his poem “The Wasteland,” T.S. Eliot famously declared that “April is the cruelest month.” But is it? I’d have thought February. Today I challenge you to write a poem in which you explore what you think is the cruelest month, and why.

A cruel month Mr Elliot?

Does brutal solstice heat
Signal empathy’s retreat
In the vibrant thrills of summer?

Is entropy of fallen leaf
Sensitive to nature’s grief
In the flashy colour of autumn?

Do hoarfrost tears of ice,
At death dissolve and cry
For the soundless joys of winter?

Do weeping showers exclaim
What cruelty can be contained
And boxed up in a calendar,
Clipped in dusty lilac remains
Of memory and desire,
By an imposing poet in spring?

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  1. Pingback: NaPoWriMo – Day 4 – “The Truth In The Triviality” by David Ellis | toofulltowrite (I've started so I'll finish)

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