Day 19 in the #NaPoWriMo Challenge

Words across the Oceans

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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!

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

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