Day 13: Kenning

A kenning is a poetic device used typically in Norse poetry.  Two nouns are often linked together to signify a the third noun.  An example given by the NaPoWriMo was whale road for ocean or sea.  I struggled a little bit with my own kennings, but I think they ended up working out.

The sky tears fall
Softly brushing my skin
Cooling it down slowly
After the battle it lost with the sun

The air whisper fills my ears
Quietly singing its tune
A melodic sound
Lingering behind after it’s gone

The cloud blanket above
Darkens the world
Casting a protective cover
Before the blue returns the next day

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