Awake my soul into a dream
A dream of robins’ poetry
Whereon tickly fluff of dandelions rhymes
And in silken crepuscular rays the verses stream
I hear a heartbeat
Dripping warm dewdrops of mead
Into the wind
Into her melodies of angelic sweet
Bjorn is hosting dVerse’s MTB tonight on the theme of metaphors – with deliberate avoidance of similes and cliches. I tried to write a stanza of free verse (perhaps not quite my forte) and was quite surprised (maybe I shouldn’t be) to find the rhymes creeping into position themselves (A x x A B x x B).
Since the lunch break is all I’ve got today for writing, I’ll also offer this somewhat unfinished poem to Jilly’s Casting Brick September Challenge, where anyone interested can pick up from where I’ve left off. Just click on the link and follow the instructions there. To those of you who would like to add a stanza or two to my piece, please observe Bjorn’s instruction and maintain this poem’s intended juvenile “innocence”, since it was loosely adapted from a verse written (in Chinese) during my teenage years. If needed, do feel free to break the rhyme scheme. Last but not least, please check out what our friends are offering also. Cheers!
Updates – responses posted so far:
- Dandelions’ Rhymes – Charley
- Vernal Flutter – Response – Sarah Connor
- Vernal Flutter Takes Flight – Jilly Lyman
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