Little Jingle Bells

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2019 April PAD Challenge – Day 18
“Take the phrase “Little (blank), replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then write your poem.”

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – April Poems – Day 18
“Bits of Inspiration~Bell”
Allow the quote and images to bring poetry from you.  (posted by Susie)

“The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers”
~ Matsuo Basho


Wee bronze jingle bells
clear, crisp ting
merry sound on sleighs
warning in centuries past
Pagan use–to ward off ills

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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12 Responses to Little Jingle Bells

  1. Jim says:

    Nice Tanka, Sara. Bells induce poetry just looking at them. Yours rang true even if the pagans were wrong.


  2. Susie Clevenger says:

    Yes, sometimes we forget there are many reasons for bells. Love your take on the prompt. Thanks for taking part.


  3. Thank you for bringing in the Pagan use. Changing the energy with sound is very effective, whether for celebration or to dispel negativity – which intentions are perhaps not so very different.


  4. The connection back to the pagan times really teaches us that we are not so different from those days.


  5. annell4 says:

    Tiny bells relate, warn, and celebrate!! Nicely done!!


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