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,
A trenchant voice sliced
through the train,
the self-righteous safe on one side,
you on the left.
Prompt: trenchant (keen, sharp, cutting). No particular poetic device. Purposeful word choice. righteous/left can have double meanings; trenchant/sliced along with the title "gynaecologist" and accusation "baby killer" make a clear statement as to what is transpiring.
|"Sheep may safely graze"
Wolves surround white blobs that bleat.
But three bark back.
yowls a Beta male,
© Kåre Enga (25.februar.2020)
Alliteration of 'b', 'bl' 't'. Rhyme of male/tail. A jarring interruption of Bach's adagio?
|"All hail the coming elections"
Pinnacle of Pain
of cynical remains
Obvious alliteration, rhyme and repetitions. Pauses are important while reading. Prompt was "pinnacle". Hard to snip from 28 to 24 syllables.
|Clover Middle School Teachers' Lounge
Then laughing, fling food AT you. Rude!
they need to change their attitude.
2/2 8/8 2/2
Stanza/line breaks and punctuation slow the reader down and emphasize certain words.
Overall rhyme a/a b/b x/a.
Internal rhymes by syllable:
An iambic rhythm is possible when reading out-loud, especially the second time.
Assonance brought to you by "oo": chew/moo/food/you/rude/to/attitude/you'll/sue.
"At you. Rude!" mirrors "attitude".
Title provides place and a bit of irony.
24 syllable prompt: attitude. After writing I realized prompt was "attributes" not "attitude" Oh, well!
|"Mary Anthony in Medina"
Mary howled words she soon begged to resile,
growled them again and now must kneel
to lose instead
Kåre Enga 19.february.2020
10/8/4/2 which gives a quickening rhythm as rhymes c/c are closer than a/a or b/b. A play on names, history and perhaps a harsh reality for some women today. I guess the rhyme of resile/kneel can be considered a near rhyme if you pronounce resile to rhyme with aisle. As an American I haven't used this word before. It's an old word but not common.