The first stanza was born in the early hours of 24 Apr 11 when I noticed a last-quarter Moon hanging over the eastern skyline, it fell neatly in Haikū format. Another day passed before the second and third stanzas asked to be birthed, the second in Tanka and the third back in Haikū form.
A Fantasia on an original theme by Sir Edmund Spenser [1552 - 1599] from his "The Faerie Quene" [Book Three, Canto 6, Stanza 6] written in 1590. This was also seen in various nursery rhymes and other things from 1784 to the present day.
Roses Are Read - 05 Apr 11
Roses are read The words dripping Like bloody tears To velvet robes
Violets blew In tousled waves Across the ground To rest upon the bank
Honey's sweet Nectar changed in secret ways So that the flavour reminds me Of the time we spent together
And so...my thoughts Remain with you in all my days Through all the ways Your magic has enwrapped me
This is my offering for One Stop Poetry... http://onestoppoetry.com/2011/04/one-shot-poetry-wednesday-week-40.html ...I hope you like it - *smiling shyly*.
This poem took twenty hours to come from the original acrostic inspiration to be fully formed. If there is anyone out there who hasn't met the acrostic concept - the first letter of each line is from the title, in this case even the apostrophe counts as a letter, so that the poem continues the theme and meaning of the original line. It has been a long time since my last acrostic but...
Dream's Edge - 05 Apr 11
Delving into the depths Reaching for a hidden thought... Enigmatic shadows Awaken memories and dreams Manifested around, through and 'tween the worlds of wake... Sleep holds the higher hand
Elegant forms of spirits Dance through my night Giving secret forms to my memories and an Edge where we can meet
When Muse asks me to write it sometimes takes a little while but usually I find that it is quite satisfying - I like this one...comments?
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