Wednesday, August 10, 2016

DMC: "The Heroic Imagination" by Jessica Bigi


In a faraway land
There was this great nothing
No crunching of apples
Or bubblegum popping
Giggling laughter
Not one single word
Was spoken
No stories of lands faraway
Then a scribble filled the sky
A squeaky whirl of lines
Sprouting wings of ideas
Taking to flight
Dragonflies of words
Whirling all about
Chasing them with
Wooden handled nets
Colorful sentences grew
Like wild flowers
Fields of wonderful words
Building castles across iced paper
Words like dragons
And noble knights
People started reading
These words
Each word like a song
Of a beautiful bird
In their voices
In a faraway land
You could hear stories
Crunching like apples
Letters popping like bubblegum
Giggling and laughter
In a faraway land
A story was born
Your story
My story
Our Story
And everyone
Read happily
Ever after

© 2016 Jessica Bigi. All rights reserved.

Diana Murray has challenged us to write a poem about an unlikely hero this month. Click HERE for more details.

Post your poem on our August 2016 padlet. All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, August 26th, and one lucky participant will win a personalized copy of her fun new picture book from Roaring Brook Press:


  1. Dragonflies of words...what an image. Thank you, Jessica.

  2. Very sweet poem. I also loved that image -- dragonflies of words. Terrific stuff.

  3. Yes, you have a terrific talent for imagery, Jessica! Besides the dragonflies of words, I also love imagining the scribble that fills the sky, sprouting winged ideas that crunch, pop, and giggle.

    1. Thank you Michelle for posting my poem this was a fun poem to write it was axially just a fun mixture of words and thoughts trying to bring me out of a long stretches of not writing :)

  4. Beautiful 'story', and you made me wonder where it was going. A happy ending makes a good start to the day. Lovely picture to keep with me, Jessica.

    1. Thank you Linda I cant wait to read what everyone else writes this is such a wonderful prompt this mouth

  5. Ooh, beautiful imagery and delightful word choices! You really have a way with free verse. Something I've never been able to master, I'm afraid.

    1. Thank You Diana it is what I'm best at writing