Day 6. Prompt for today is to write a poem that looks at the same thing from various points of view. The most famous poem of this type is probably Wallace Stevens’ “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird”.
I. Carolina, a lost ship at sea,
Clear water still nothing to see,
Shined brighter afar was a lighthouse.
II. Tall, Thin, White and Red,
Stripped thrice, upright on coast,
Stood there tall that lighthouse.
III. Lost but found
Below the sky, Extended yellow arms,
Above the sea, there the lighthouse.
IV. Throughout the night, she shined,
Like thousand suns, One ancient lighthouse.
V. Guardian to the sailors,
Hope for the lost, A candle on the water,
Nothing but a mere being, the lighthouse.
VI. In its path we moved,
Lights aligned vertically, Guided us
Back home. Brave soldier, the Lighthouse.
VII. Day 20. We meet again. We waved,
It beamed. Burning till eternity,
With moored trust. The Lighthouse.
-Roshni Rajshkehar Nair