Enga mellom fjella: where from across the meadow, poems sing from mountains and molehills.
When twilight falls like curtains hiding us from the day,
when witches weave magic with willow branches,
you'll find me waiting by the empty kitchen table,
cup in one hand reading about romances,
wondering whether you will come home before midnight,
strange fragrance on wet lips, your demeanor tame.
I'll smile, stir sugar and arsenic into your tea,
add my spit, never asking the witch's name.
KE [177.54] (27.abril.2020)
Note: The elements of the Doha are: stanzaic, written in any number of couplets; syllabic, each line is made up of 24 syllables and is paused by caesura at the end of the 13th syllable, making the line two phrases of 13 and 11 syllables. The couplet can be arranged as a quatrain breaking the line at the caesura.
rhymed, aa bb cc. Commonly used for proverbs and/or for longer narratives or didactic poetry