Inspired by KR28 and JL28
Blue of sky
to river flowing
tall, bright, with birdsong trilling
day into night
sings. Hawk is screeching
gulls laugh back,
to fly in formation, light-
glimmered wings in flight
all the sounds whirling—
birds and bees,
stars and moon, owl’s mournful whoooo?
So, you dream of scenes—
blue of sky
and river flowing,
all the birds’
summer sounds in winter’s dream—
I turn towards you.
A shadorma sequence for Paul Brookes’ Ekphrastic Challenge, Day 28. You can see all the art and read the poems here.
Reblogged this on The Wombwell Rainbow.
Thank you, Paul.
Nice fitting the beauty into the constraints of the poetry form.
Thank you very much!
You really brought out the bright blues and spring greens of Kerfe’s artwork here, Merril!
Thank you so much, Ingrid!
Thank you so much, Jill!
The rhymes and the repetition make this. It all flows into one, like the sky and the water.
Thank you very much! 😀
Lovely, Merril 🙂
What Jane said!
That was lovely! Thank you for sharing it 🙂
You’re very welcome!
glimmered wings in flight’ is one of a series of splendid images
Thank you very much, Derrick.
I enjoy how you fit so much about nature into this poetry form.
Thank you, Frank!
I love the flow of his. I heard some gulls just this morning, which of course made me picture the sea. (K)
Thank you so much. I don’t remember gulls being so much around except at the sea years ago.
I love all of the different bird songs swooping and calling and then coming together in the last stanza as “all the birds’ bright knowing, summer sounds in winter’s dream.”
Thank you very much, Liz. It seems like that’s what happens this time of year–all the birds singing and swooping.