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New poem, "Tiger of the Air" & a prompt

Vibe: longing, melodramatic, hopeful

Rejections: 6

The first time I heard you
I was in the attic, scribbling weepy words
of despair in amethyst ink, asking God
for forgiveness and more.

Read more at Sunspot Literary.

I drafted this poem during a poetry class. The first draft was pretty general, so in revision I tried to make it more specific (purple ink became amethyst, for instance).

I didn't intentionally write an ode, but I'd say that's what this is! If you want to get really into odes, you can check out All the Odes by Pablo Neruda; I found the introductory discussion very helpful when I was working on a series of odes.


Write about a sound you hear at night.


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