Lyric Fire: NaPoWriMo 2012 – Day 11 of 30 Poems in 30 Days – A Tumbleweed Rolling

NaPoWriMo 2012 – 30 Poems in 30 Days – Day 11

I am following the NaPoWriMo poetry prompt today and it calls for writing a poem highlighting the five senses. I bring you:

A Tumbleweed Rolling

It bears down hard, but the weight of it rivals that of a dandelion wisp

White, light, airy, filled with seeds of life

Blowing onto and into many lives

It’s like a tumbleweed rolling

Enchanting the vision of all who see


When unencumbered by complications, it sings rare melodies

Striking a chord, causing a contented soul hum

It makes the heart pump with passion

And fingers tremble at the slightest touch


Those who encounter this enigmatic wanderer are entranced

Taken over, scent-bombed and captured

Trapped in a fragrant cage

Pumpkin spice and vanilla surrounds the senses


The center of the chained doth salivate

Days on end they dive into the cookery

Tasting the sweetness, decadence and deliciousness


Of love


For more sweet and savory servings of poetry this month, please visit these bloggers as they are also participating in NaPoWriMo!

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Apr 11, 2012 | Posted by in Blog, NaPoWriMo 2012, Tamstarz Poetry | 19 comments

Comments (19 Responses)

  1. Not only Five senses it stimulates the sixth one too!Good read!

  2. Janaki Nagaraj says:

    This is wonderful. SENSE-ible.

  3. yes, tameka! you delighted all of my senses. but what i’m most grateful for is your piece made me slow down and experience. thank you for a pleasant pause in my day. πŸ™‚

  4. Wow! Nothing like it when that sixth sense gets jump started! Thanks Arvind! πŸ™‚

  5. Nice play on words Janaki! Thank you! πŸ™‚

  6. I’m just trying to be like you Mo! You and Nichole are kicking butt with your poetry this month! Thanks for the visit! πŸ™‚

  7. Ravenmyth says:

    I love the dichotomy of your first line…coming on strong riding the force of a heavy wind…yet landing gently like a whisper upon the wind…beautiful opener…leading you in to the tale of a Tumbleweed and how it assails all the senses…then leaving us in awe…beautiful way for me to start my day…Always…

  8. Hi, Tameka! ~
    Interesting task. You succeeded in stirring each and all of my senses — thank you!

  9. Raven I have truly missed your presence here. Thanks so much girl! I am in awe of your praise.

  10. Hey Linda! I am honored to know that I could do that. Thanks mamita! πŸ™‚

  11. Amazing, mesmerizing imagery, Tameka! A delicious poem!
    Blessings to you!

  12. Andy says:

    Hello Tameka,
    Love has just become my favorite dish…then again, it always was (lol). Nice one & love the image you chose!

  13. Tameka, your words made me stop and be appreciative of something we all take for granted at times…love β™₯

  14. Deborah says:

    “It sings rare melodies” – lovely!

  15. Adriene says:

    Yes, I have to agree with Andy that you tackled the senses but also went into another dimension. Very unique imagery for a common topic. Refreshing!

  16. Jessica says:

    Wow I loved this! So glad I stopped by.

  17. Wonderful poetry from your heart Tam!

  18. Thanks Martha! Many blessings to you! πŸ™‚
    Yes, Andy, I can see love being your favorite dish. Thanks so much! I really liked the image too. I added my own embellishments though. I edited it a bit. Glad you liked it. πŸ™‚
    So true Mary, love is our greatest resource, but we sometimes do forget. There is never any shame in love or truly caring for someone. As long as it’s not obsessive. πŸ˜‰
    Thank you Deborah! So nice to have you visit. I pray everything is going well with your book readings. Looking forward to your next. Best wishes. πŸ™‚
    Sweepy! I’m really challenging myself. Thanks so much girl. πŸ™‚
    Thanks so much Jessica, I have to give your site a visit later today. Be blessed.
    It certainly was Mani. Thanks so much for always being so supportive. Have a great day!

  19. Rachel says:

    This is such a great poem! Such intricate, sensual meaning. πŸ™‚

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