Haiku – Inspired by Shelly – June 12, 2014

impetuous wind
reminder of early youth
vitally free

autumn wind blowing
announcing Persephone’s descent
my wintry soul

dead wintry world
my words a prophecy call
spring will return

Yesterday on Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie, HA put up a lovely poem by Shelly.  Not knowing what to do with it, I tried to distill it and the preceeding post was the result.  Not a bad exercise actually, as it helped to understand what was going throuh Shelly’s mind when he wrote “Ode to the West Wind”.

However, that was not the challenge…the challenge was to write haiku inspired by Shelly’s poem and that flew past me completely!  Reading HA’s haiku this morning I realized my mistake and this is the response to his challenge.

10 thoughts on “Haiku – Inspired by Shelly – June 12, 2014

    • And inspiration comes in different ways. The theme is to understand and get writing. Both your posts are valid for the prompt. The first one featured how you understood him word by word, stanza by stanza and wrote those beautiful tanka. And in this post, you have gained an understanding and made new creations with new imagery.
      I am rather glad to see the journey if your inspiration. 🙂


      • Thanks, I see what you mean. It has been an interesting odyssey, I’m glad you enjoyed both posts and of course you are right about inspriation … didn’t think about that! Glad you enjoyed the voyage! 😉


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