Dreams of spring – Tanka – September 12, 2016

Carpe Diem Special #218 Dolores’ 2nd “dreaming of spring”

This is the second special dedicated to Dolores of   “Ada’s Poetry Alcove”, a tanka about life’s cycle:

autumn
flowers drop their petals
summer gone
they sleep in cold earth
dreaming of spring

© Dolores

And here is our host’s lovely tanka:

a last leaf
fights with the fall storm
its color fades
struggling against the wind
it surrenders

© Chèvrefeuille

And now for my attempt:

leaf in wet grass

autumn
as two lovers kiss
on a park bench
even without blackbird song
spring dreams return

© Gsk ‘16

Carpe Diem Special for Dolores – September 8, 2016 – Tanka

This month the featured haiku poetess on Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is Dolores from Ada’s Poetry Alcove. Dolores was the winner of the last kukai “prayers” with the following haiku:

autumn evening
like whispered prayers
leaves float away

© Dolores

For the first CD Special Chèvrefeuille has chosen a tanka for our inspiration. She created the tanka inspired by the music of Karunesh entitled Calling Wisdom.

paintbrush flowers
dancing on the hillside
wind blows over reeds
ancient chants resurrected
sights and sounds of summer

© Dolores

cacophony
shatters the evening calm
rushing home
I find refuge in silence
and the sound of wind chimes

© Gsk ‘16

The Lady’s Draught – A Love Tale – March 5, 2015

 At the lost
summer palace a dinner was held –
invited lost lovers from heaven and hell
with trembling tears and roses of obsession
the procession began
weaving loose threads into silken tales
captured in threads of whispering tears.

The lovers looked upon the flames of waves
and the splintered thorn – all that was left
after the lost petals of the rose
with the last frozen kiss
were laid down in red silence –
just embers of the once devoted hearts.

At first the trembling tears shed,
gave no promise for a lively evening –
but the Lady of Shalott
set before each place a magic draught
soon tears were forgotten and love born again
were captured in threads of lost memory.

Only the good remained, lost were the wounds –
ill spoken words and untimely deeds faded –
left only were the sweet sentiments of love —
at the lost summer palace
merriment reigned and sweet kisses flowed
’til today that dinner is still being served.

© G.s.k. ‘15

 divider_2This poem is written using this list that Dolores of Ada’s Poetry Alcove found in her archives.  The task she set was to try to create a poem or story and then post it then link it to her original post (for details click the link below).  I decided to weave the story around the prompt set by our Phylor of Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’s prompt “Guess who’s coming to dinner”. I’ve never liked what Lord Tennyson did to the Lady of Shalott, so I’ve changed her fate, she’s now a saviour of lost love … I hope you enjoy it 🙂

I’d like to remind everyone that if you’re interested in participating for Ada’s Poetry Alcoves Just for Fun competition, you must hurry … the Mr. Linky closes tomorrow! Bastet.

Trembling tears
captured in threads
Devoted kiss
weeping death
the red silence
silken tales
Roses of obsession
whispering tears
flames of waves
splintered thorn
lost petals
frozen kiss
weeping in the sky
loose threads

Ada’s Poetry Alcove – Just for Fun

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie – Tale Weaver Prompt