Brian Miller at dversepoets.com asks us to write a poem around 10 words, preferably given to us
by someone else. With help from my grandson ( if all were up to him the words would have
been awesome, cool, Lego and well, I think you know what I mean), we came up with the 2 nouns - flame, dawn...3 adjectives - white, sleepless, broken...3.verbs - kissing, found, turn...
and any 2 other words - dragon, goodbye...
Moon glow (Moondance)
Outlined sharply by blue-slate dawn sky
the castle ruins remain where I left them,
appearing like moon rocks fallen
from my body
I am the crescent moon falling
slowly in the east..
faint distant flutes
swoon an ancient melody
- for it was not meant to last,
the love between you and me..
sleepless days wandering, a truce..
a white flag hangs from a spear
planted in the garden.. scarecrow..
broken mirror prisms dash light
Kissing you goodbye
meant I would not return
...but I did..and found
no frightening memory, rather markers
of what still can be..
like a new baby dragon
being born out of it's shell in the wet
and not blown out by
the winds of change, a flame...
that reveals possibilities ...
a different course of action
from revolving, turning,
a trajectory from which I can
slip into another order...
for my heart is in no race
to another universe..
sure of itself... but
will never lose again..
take second place..I have
my dream ticket to paradise
As an after thought, and in response to Gretchen's music prompt, I would like to add that this Van Morrison song pretty much encapsulates the feeling I wanted to convey with the above poem. Only after perusing all my favorite music did it dawn on me that there is a connection for me, albeit subconscious ;)