Kel McGowan is Kelligrafie
Day 1: Write a poem where each line starts with a letter from your first name (an Acrostic). It can be about anything, but it should not be about you or your name.
Obviously I was tasked with starting the poem with a 'K'. Not the easiest of letters to work with. Didn't initially read the instructions right (story of my life) and ended up doing my full name. But as there's an odd number of letters in 'Kelly' and I wanted them to rhyme, I did my full name 'Kelly Louise McGowan'. Louise being the middle name of every girl in my school year seemingly (we even had another Kelly Louise).
I chose to write the poem about a fox shapeshifter called a Kitsune. Japanese fantasy creature but can be traced back to Chinese, Korean or Indian foke lore. There's many different spins on the Kitsune (as there are with most fantasy creations) as to appearance, whether they possess magical abilities, age span. Which means my poem can be as out there as I want!
Few things I'll point out. Yes I am aware foxes, magical or not, have claws instead of talons. And that most fathers don't live with the mother and offspring because usually they would kill the cub to erase competition for hunting and territory.
Kitsune may you fly away
Eternal bounding night and day
Lullaby spinning with vulpine charm
Loosen nightmares with your calm
You bring to me a sense of bliss
Like a soothing, childish kiss
Often hidden, in disguise
Unknown to most, but through your eyes
Incense and burning they reveal
Smooth and amber, live and real
Extremely clever, sly and cunning
Mysterious stranger, forever mulling
Come to me, my foxy friends
Glean your tails to the jet black ends
Orchestrate your red hot talent
Walk the earth, barefoot and talon
And when your shapeshift is done
Nestle with your wife and son
File under: Kelligrafie, 30 day poetry challenge, day 1, acrostic, name