The Spirit of Devenish #Poetry #NaPoWriMo #NationalPoetryMonth

Throughout the month of April, I am taking part of the annual Ekphrastic Challenge over on The Wombwell Rainbow – hosted by Paul Brooks.

This Challenge is a collaboration between three artists and nearly a dozen writers including myself.


April 8th

Artist Gaynor Kane – Devenish Round Tower

The Spirit of Devenish

A family of three were visiting

The ancient round tower

Of Devenish Island

They roamed the uneven terrain

Inspecting each crevice and ruin

As the adults moved on toward the next section

They noticed their young son hadn’t stirred

No amount of prodding and bribes would get the boy to budge

So, they questioned why he refused to obey

Caitilin doesn’t want me to go, the boy replied

The parents exchanged puzzled looks

Who’s Caitilin, son? The father asked

As if the boy hadn’t heard, he said

She doesn’t want me to go

Her momma’s lost to the Norsemen

And they’re now looking for her

Mother shook her head

Son, we see no girl

The boy scrunched his face

And pointed to the ground

When they glanced to the spot

A startled gasp escaped them

The midday’s sun beamed on the boy

Casting not one

But two distinct shadows


If you would like to read poetry by the other writers – click here.

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