From my window, dazzling autumn colours
yet faraway
Within reach, window garden with fragrant mint, caressed
a luscious harvest awaited

Dazzling autumn colours and window garden with fragrant mint

Entry to Caboodle flash poetry competition (20 words max) for National Poetry Day 4 Oct 2018. My first (feeble) attempt at a flash poem, following judge Kate Clanchy‘s flash course in flash poetry:

Try making your own memorable image. Remember your five senses and list them down a page. Now write down the name of a favourite place, and note down what it smells, tastes and sounds of; what it feels and looks like. Avoid abstract big words and long adjectives. Try the same exercise with the name of a friend, or an idea like ‘hope’ or ‘nationhood’. One of these lists will be your poem – look for the oddest one, the one that sounds most like you.

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