Captive, held in a cage of dreams
in mirrored eyes,
she’s cursed, she sighs,
mirror-gazing, she sings a song,
wonders how long
she’ll sigh and sing,
while dreams take wing
she weaves a spell, and watch she keeps,
she scarcely sleeps,
sees plume and blooms,
she’s caught, she’s doomed.
This is a minute poem for Secret Keeper’s Writing Challenge.
The prompt words were: Cage/Sing/Dream/Watch/Spell
This is another poem based on the Lady of Shalott. Here’s the link to the Tennyson poem. As the end of the year draws closer, I feel the need of romanticism. Here’s the link to my earlier poem.
oh, this is lovely and romantic in a sad way –
Thank you very much, Beth!
The painting and your poetic interpretation remind of how much I enjoyed introducing students to this Tennyson poem. Now I would challenge them to experience life first hand and escape the doom – their choice!
Thanks so much, Marian. I do love that poem, but in my head, I hear Lorena McKennett singing it. And I also think of Anne of Green Gables acting it out. 🙂
Challenge met … and I see those words in the image.
Thanks, Frank. I found the image after I wrote the poem. 🙂
Very beautiful images you conjure up here.
Thank you very much, Luanne!
Wow. It was sad yet how beautifully you romanticised it. Glad i reached your blog.
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I love this. So much feeling.
Thank you, Claudia!
Thank you, Derrick!
And so she accepts her fate.
Thanks, Ken. I’m not sure if she accepted it, or if she couldn’t escape it.
Another beautiful ballad. (K)
A timeless tale of a young woman’s plight. It is possible she may use her mind and untangle from the web she weaves, before it is too late!
Thanks, Robin. I like that you call it a timeless tale, and I hope she does get out of it. The Lady of Shalott did not.