reminder of early youth
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.