Tuesday, April 20, 2021

NPM 2021 - Found Poem 20

Today's poem comes from My Season With Penguins: An Antarctic Journal, written and illustrated by Sophie Webb. 

Studying Adélie Penguins

Summer in
the Antarctic
a beautiful sunny day
with a bit of wind

restless sleep
twenty-four-hour daylight
we camp on sea ice in
tents and snow caves

Mount Erebus looms
fast ice ends abruptly
white edge against
dark blue water

pale ocher patch surrounded 
by dark gray rocks, speckled 
with black and white lumps

penguins squawk as they
make their first plunges
into the water 
long journey north, migrating
following the pack ice
as the Southern Ocean
begins to freeze

Poem ©Tricia Stohr-Hunt, 2021. All rights reserved.

I hope you'll come back tomorrow and see what new poem I've found. Until then, you may want to read previous poems in this series. I'm also sharing these found poems as images on my Instagram in case you want to see them all in one place. 
April 1 - Flotsam
April 2 - A Warm Wind
April 3 - Zentangle Poem
April 4 - Soap Bubbles
April 6 - Mount St. Helens
April 8 - Muir in California
April 9 - Night on the Reef
April 12 - Slow Thoughts
April 13 - Snowflake Bentley 
April 16 - One Well
April 17 - Phytoplankton 
April 18 - Beneath My Feet
April 19 - Being Caribou

1 comment:

  1. I remember summer in Iceland, trying to sleep in that light, and cannot IMAGINE trying it in Antarctica!!! It would be such a hard trek up there, but so beautiful. I love these adventurous poems.