NPM: Hope is…Indigo Buntings

Hope is…

an indigo bunting,

small splash 
of summer sky,

alighting in the
laurel bush on a cloudy
April morning

Draft © Catherine Flynn, 2023

I think the “Hope is…” beginning works better for this poem. Although I used the cherita form (thank you for the inspiration, Mary Lee!) this isn’t exactly a story. But poets are always breaking rules!

Dawn Scranton from Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Previous NPM Posts:

Day 1: H is for…
Day 2: A is for Hope
Day 3: B is for Hope
Day 4: C is for Hope
Day 5: D is for Hope
Day 6: E is for Hope
Day 7: F is for Hope
Day 8: G is for Hope
Day 9: Hope is

12 thoughts on “NPM: Hope is…Indigo Buntings

  1. Oh, I think this IS a story! It’s the story the indigo bunting told to you and which you told to us! “I am here!” is a fine story indeed! (We saw a bluebird yesterday. Indigo buntings are still on my “hope to see someday” list of birds.)

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