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
Nice Tanka, Sara. Bells induce poetry just looking at them. Yours rang true even if the pagans were wrong.
Thanks, Jim. The sound does induce poetry.
Yes, sometimes we forget there are many reasons for bells. Love your take on the prompt. Thanks for taking part.
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.
I enjoyed reading about how bells are use.
The connection back to the pagan times really teaches us that we are not so different from those days.
That’s what I was thinking when I read about these traditions.
Tiny bells relate, warn, and celebrate!! Nicely done!!