To Whom the Goblets of Blood – Sonnet – October 5, 2014

by Brenda Warren

plus:    melancholy, death, renewal, harvest, change (for OctPoWriMo)

In the name of whom should we speak,
to whom raise these goblets of blood?
This is a broken melancholy age
though to some vital, in a sense .

Here lie, strips of blank sheets of paper,
the would be ravaged end of a poem
meant to be a speech, had I written it,
for the season of death – which we call autumn.

Is it possible to change our course …
to harvest love instead of regrets and horror
connected to that whore, we call power ?
Ah – in the eve of my aging existence, I despair.

In the name of whom should we speak,
and to whom raise these goblets of blood?

(c) G.s.k. ’14

Sunday Whirl

OctPoWriMo – Prompts for Day 4 (Protest Poem) and Day 5 (Autumn)

10 thoughts on “To Whom the Goblets of Blood – Sonnet – October 5, 2014

    • Too right you are in stating that ours is not the first (or in my opinion even the worse) period in history that the power-mad have created misery for the majority. Interesting the use of pimp instead of whore .. I think you’re probably right here … it seems more suitable to what I was trying to get across. Thanks for the suggestion and the great comment!

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  1. whoah — this is one of those poems that’s so powerful it sort of leaves you speechless —

    “In the name of whom should we speak, // and to whom raise these goblets of blood?”

    My new favorite lines of poetry —-

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    • This comment makes me very happy indeed … as you know, I prefer the liet motif … but I’ve been experimenting and I’m not secure with these subjects as yet …

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