Online journal capturing the moment and the memory of moments. A meadow meditation.
L'aura del campo
'é a lua, é a lua, na quintana dos mortos'
♣ Federico García Lorca ♣
L'aura del campo. A breeze in the meadow. So it began the last day of Spring, 2005; on the 16th day of the month of Light of the year 162. This is a supplement to my daily journal written to a friend, my muse; notes I do not share. Here I will share what the breeze has whispered to me.
PLEASE LEAVE COMMENTS! I LV COMMENTS!
passed away November 12, 2005
Please visit her port to read her poems and her writings.
These pictures rotate.
~ until everything was rainbow, rainbow, rainbow! And I let the fish go.
~ Elizabeth Bishop,
|Whose lips are these?
Never chide the Child of the Chives
Nor bother busy bees.
The sweetest honey drips from lips and hives...
© Kåre Enga [177.231] (22.september.2020)
24: 8/6/10 alliteration and rhyme with the title providing the "last line". "the child or the chives" also works. "Child of the Chives" might echo "Children of the Corn". Might work well with the right photo.
|Riding the radio waves
like Dalí's clock
surf the waves
of surreal life
this passage of time
© Kåre Enga [177.230] (20.september.2020)
24: 4/2/2/4//3/4/5 free verse
Once limpid —
covered with cataracts.
His falsetto soars;
sometimes truth can only be sung.
© Kåre Enga [177.228] (18.september.2020)
24 syllables: 3/2/6//5/8 free verse
Last line from "The Tenor at the Opera"
For "24 Syllables "
Note to self: it feels a bit oriental like a senryū or tanka.
|Obviously, I'm thinking about Oriental Poetry and Tinker and Roseille ♥ , WakeUpAndLive~Nyx and all the others!
"I think I've written too much maybe... and then I write more. Six months of going nowhere... even my Muse wants to travel."
Above comment I left for SusanFarmer in her blog "Journeys" She's responding to the 30dbc prompts with senryu.
So my response above was 29 syllables ... easier to expand to 31 then clip to 17.
[scribbles on paper]
scribbles on paper
snail-etched — now black swans racing
across a blank screen
six months of going nowhere —
even my Muse craves travel
© Kåre Enga [177.227] (16.september.2020)
So I write a tanka (English syllables 5/7/5 7/7). Concrete images in the first part; a response in the second. "Screen" is a modern word. "Sky" would be too cliche imho. If an image of a computer screen were used then "sky" would be better. See: haiga, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiga
Further notes gleaned from the internet:
Snail is "katatsumuri (カタツムリ), is usually written in katakana but does have kanji (蝸牛)."
Perhaps an image of rainy season? (summer = May, June, July)
Black swan = hakuchoo (any season)
Seasonal words (kigo): http://www.2hweb.net/haikai/renku/500ESWd.html
|We are the Global Cloak
woven from castes, creeds, our cloths of many colors,
the plenary inspiration of this planet.
© Kåre Enga [177.226b] (16.september.2020)
24 syllable couplet: 12/12 alliteration, no rhyme.
plenary: in the sense of everyone gathered.
cloak: in the sense of coat, shield, protection.
|O Ye Born Again!
We are the plenary inspiration of this world,
not you who seek to divide us into caste, creed or color.
© Kåre Enga [177.226a] (16.september.2020)
Caste: the Gospel of Prosperity.
Creed: the intrareligious squabbles and demonization of other religious belefs.
Color: the refusal to embrace people-of-color as members of their family.
From NPR: "For many, the Gospel is more about the need for personal salvation than the duty to address societal ills."
Basically, White Evangelicals are racist, so they aren't bothered by that.
"White evangelicals love Trump and aren't confused about why. No one should be."
Therefore, the phrase “verbal plenary inspiration” means that all parts of the Bible, as well as every Word of the Bible, says exactly what God wanted said.
Biblical inspiration is the doctrine in Christian theology that the human authors and editors of the Bible were led or influenced by God with the result that their writings may be designated in some sense the word of God.
|Soaking in your tub
Let salts draw out this poison; drain me of all care.
Foment my breast with jasmine; flush away my fear.
© Kåre Enga [177.225] (13.september.2020)
24 syllables: a couplet 12/12 aa but could be quatrain 7/5/7/5 with xaxa rhyme.
Foment, pronunced 'foMENT':
verb: bathe with warm water or medicated lotions
Example: "His legs should be fomented"
verb: try to stir up public opinion
|Is this a haiku? A Japanese haiku? No. An American haiku? Maybe.
One cherry blossom
settles on a toddler's nose:
first tears now giggles.
© Kåre Enga [177.224] (12.oktober.2020)
1. length (11-17max) = 17 syllables is so American... will you forgive me.
2. cutting word (two parts) = punctation
3. nature/season word = spring (cherry blossom)
4. observation, no emotion provided = ? seems okay as the emotion response is observed and doesn't come from the poet. ("she crosses her eyes" may be better.)
5: does this (juxtaposition of two parts) evoke emotion = maybe
6: overall = may be okay
My use of symbols:
= success. (cutting: 2 parts not 1 nor 3)
= may be okay or acceptable. (length = 11-17max)
= prose not poetry, abstract not concrete.
= fail (white is the color of death in the Far East)
or something similar and natural:
May denote a season...
... except in Ireland or anywhere without a dry season.
... except in Chicago, Wichita, Buffalo or anywhere it's windy.
... maybe spring (March-June) in Oklahoma.
... end of autumn in the North; end of summer in Costa Rica.
a symbol of winter (January) in Japan. No particular season in Seattle nor elsewhere but associated more with winter.
spring-early summer in Kansas. (April-May-June)
dry summer in the plains. (August)
spring after the daffodils (March-April-May)
tulips aren't blue ... just saying.
fruit harvest (June-July)
is this a sunflower? If so, end-ofsummer (August-September)
summer ... if you are lucky.
autumn harvest (September-October)
A calendar symbol (tend to be abstract) seldom based on nature:
November 1-2, Day of the Dead in Montana. But not everywhere.
Halloween. (pumpkin is seasonal)
Christmas. (a tree would be seasonal)
Easter or Christian.
Natural but not seasonal:
Some bugs are ... but roaches aren't seasonal.
not ... unless you have surfing season or storms. (typhoons)
either you have it or you don't. Not very seasonal unless you have wet/dry seasons. In Costa Rica this would be January-March while would be October.
I'm not a sonnet
—too many syl-
lables, they clutter.
I'm the progeny
© Kåre Enga [177.225] (11.september.2020)
24: 5/4/5 5/5
Note: Diogenes (the cynic) is 4 syllables.
|Breakfast at Tiffany's
She cooked him eggs and bacon,
traveled for twenty years, their worldwide gest—
till she broiled him in Macon.
© Kåre Enga [177.221] (9.september.2020)
24σ: 7/10/7 axa
GEST 1 : a tale of adventures especially : a romance in verse. 2 : adventure, exploit knightly gests