Posted in Poetry, Tabletop Poetry (and Other Artforms)

30 in 30 Day 11: Things Behind Gates

I’ve been interested in Sei Shonagon’s The Pillow Book since first hearing about it in 10th grade, so when napowrimo’s Day 9 prompt was based on the book, I was thrilled. Here’s what I came up with:

Things Behind Gates


Open Pastures

Horses, chickens, and dogs

Fresh cut grass

Rainbow colored gardens

Children playing

Muddy shoes

Discarded umbrellas


Crumpled daisy petals

Your favorite climbing tree

Swing sets


Sheets on a clothesline
hung in such a way
so as to make a fort

Sunny places
perfect for reading

Shady places
perfect for kissing


Secrets hidden in the knots of trees

Buried Treasure

Long lost items
by melted snow




I am a poet, linguist, and ESL teacher who loves to play games.

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