Melancholy Elfje – July 14, 2015

The Lady of Shalott

The Lady of Shalott

dark
midnight blue
that moon-less night
the couple embraced – passionately
love

summer
sultry nights
sleepless and dreamless
memories of lost loves
alone

woman
black and white
looking at photos
from her distant youth
memories

melancholia
purple velvet
wrapped in disillusion
her falling autumn leaves
history

© G.s.k. ‘15

This is an elfje:

Line 1: One word
Color or feature – the atmosphere of the poem;

Line 2: Two words
Something or someone with the color/feature in line one;

Line 3: Three words
More information about the person/ object in line two;

Line 4: Four words
The poet in relation to the object in line two – a conclusion, of sorts;

Line 5: One word
The “bomb” or “essence” of the poem

**You may write in either 1-2-3-4-1 syllables
or 1-2-3-4-1 words.

The above prompt was found at  and written for:  B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Elfje

24 thoughts on “Melancholy Elfje – July 14, 2015

      • Yes — that horrible feeling — being “half sick of shadows” and breaking — and the mirror cracks.

        Ever hear the Loreena McKennitt interpretation? The album version is better but …. well … it’s 11 minutes!

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          • Oh yes … and that poor wee lass … I really thought those soldiers were the most dastardly sorts and she was so brave … then he ups and gets himself killed … a lovely ballad!

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          • So romantic too …. and sensual … “As the black cascade of perfume came tumbling over his breast; And he kissed its waves in the moonlight, Oh, sweet, black waves in the moonlight!”

            Sigh….!

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          • Thanks Jen … it’s been the dickens trying to write … just so very hot, so I’m so happy that you enjoyed what little I’ve been able to come up with … 🙂

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  1. It’s very beautiful indeed. And I have the “poster print” on my bedroom wall. Gosh, I’ve only been gone a few days and WP has elected to change how the Reader works, adding to my cumulative “life stress”. Dell, here….summering at a new blog.

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  2. An absolutely stunning poem – really captures an essence of love – longing, loss – the entire sense of being, loneliness, lingering and haunting memories. Well done 🙂

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