Poem for Japan

Poet and fiction writer Gretta Barclay used the eight-word prompt to write a short poem of sympathy for those lost in the disasters in Japan. The prompt words are: rumble, clarity, music, sense, curiosity, daisies, run, experience.


Japanese Disaster, 2011

By Gretta Barclay

We heard the rumble of the waves
Before the waters came rushing in
And the music stopped,
A moment of clarity before we were gone
Just after we turned our heads
With a sense of curiosity
To see our garden daisies die.
We had no time to run
An experience sad for all mankind.

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