Written for: Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Get Listed: Late March Edition
(posted by Sanaa)
Greetings poets, wayfarers and friends. As we bid farewell to the month of March I am reminded of poems by Algernon who was one of the most accomplished lyric poets of the Victorian era. The early critics commended his intricately extended and evocative imagery, metrical virtuosity, rich use of assonance and alliteration, as well as bold and complex rhythms.
For this “Get Listed” edition I want you guys to choose any 3 words that fit best with the mood/theme/personality of your poem on a topic of your choice. For those who would like an added (optional) challenge feel free to throw in a word or two of your own and be sure to mention it somewhere in your post.
afternoon centuries silence sugar forbidden
untried dust march teasingly rise
primrose shadows inseparable open strawberry
smudge song bowl yellow care
Forbidden afternoons of sweet strawberries
were sugar for the soul, though set in shadows.
Woven together with threads of love, every
moment melded them closer, cast a glow.
Time traveled in a windy circle of space,
a song sung without attentiveness
to the outside world where clocks had faces.
So singular their love, they became careless.
Suspicions surfaced in both families
demanding tough decisions be made.
One day in Spring, sparrows nesting in trees,
the lovers tears trickled; this was their last day.
He would cease gifting her with yellow roses
She would remember sweet kisses in meadows