Day 19 in the #NaPoWriMo Challenge

Words across the Oceans


Day 19’s optional prompt, to write a landay. Landays are 22-syllable couplets, generally rhyming. The form comes from Afghanistan, where women often use it in verses that range from the sly and humorous to the deeply sardonic and melancholy~ via The NaPoWriMo Website


So with “Day 19’s Prompt” I have chosen a Poem & Picture from “The Poetry Foundation Website” – Landays: Poetry of Afghan Women, then after that is a Poem I have recently written but it is not in the form with todays prompt in the Challenge! 

Happy reading and hope you all enjoy!



Your eyes aren’t eyes. They’re bees.
I can find no cure for their sting.
Is there not one man here brave enough to see
how my untouched thighs burn the trousers off me?
For God’s sake, I’ll give you a kiss.
Stop shaking my…

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