For today’s prompt, try writing a kwansaba. A kwansaba is a poetic form invented by Eugene Redmond that contains seven lines of seven words, with each word containing not more than seven letters and is typically a praise poem. Here’s an example by Kenny Fame:
KWANSABA: Aunt Sue’s Mess O’ Greens
Simmered slowly with a chunk of salt
pork, smoothing out its bitter flavor. I
could not wait, to dip my corn
bread into that rich potlikker. Al
Green’s voice wailing in the kitchen, couldn’t
stop those clanging pots & pans; where
both her feet, were placed, with care.
The Nature Of Nurture
For some to nurture is their nature,
meant to be parents, friends, lovers,
always the first called when tragedy arrives,
first to come when a child cries,
first to care while the lonely abide
because we know they — you offer comfort
right when I need you the most.
I love the way the poem turns personal at the end! Thanks for posting.
Thanks for the prompt and Happy New Year!