And As The Sun Sets – The Twenty Eight – November 21, 2015

Maxfield Parrish. Arizona, n.d. Via Pinterest.

and as the sun sets – boldly
conquering this wide valley
in shades of red and purple
the moment seems so holy

oh light and dark
woven together
in unity –
the here and now
of light and dark

as sun sets
the beauty of life
expands me
beyond death
now –  the star-lit sky opens
unto transcendence

© G.s.k. ‘15

I’m writing this post inspired by Paloma’s B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – The Twenty-Eight  who was inspired by the poet, J Lapis  who can be found at  DarkLight Harbor and a wonderful blogger and friend Chris creator and coordinator of The Muscleheaded Blog where he introduced Maxfield Parrish, illustrator and painterthis week – the painting above is his.

[The Twenty Eight – Poetry Form

Four lines with seven syllables each;
end-rhyme the first and fourth line (optional).

Alternate Form

Seven lines with four syllables each.]


Swift Fiery Season

Copper’d flames fast-burnt, fallen;

Leaf carpet, ember’d pathway

‘Neath November’s pewter rain…

Swift fiery season ashen.

© J Lapis, 2015

A Birthday Song for Valida – Kyrielle Sonnet – September 26, 2015

Celebrating life and living –
I sing for you this birthday song!
I sing of the love you’ve given –
Best wishes the whole yearlong!

Off to the party now we’ll go
[And early to avoid the throng]
We’ll sing and toast as candles glow –
Best wishes the whole yearlong!

A whole weekend of partying!
Our happiness thus we’ll prolong –
Eating, laughing and carolling:
Best wishes the whole yearlong!

Here’s to Valida – poetess …
May your muse be forever strong!
Three cheers for our loving hostess –
Best wishes the whole yearlong!

Celebrating life and living
Best wishes the whole yearlong!

© G.s.k. ‘15

Today there’s a birthday party at the DarkLight Harbour … many happy returns dear J!

Autumn Rain – Trimeric Poem – September 24, 2015

The couple

but now the rains begin to fall
soulful – autumn winds howl
mourning the passing of another summer
he laments his passing youth

soulful – autumn winds howl
the trees shudder in their anger
and bend before their might

mourning the passing of another summer
he sits in a pathetic funk
apparently sedate – apparently sedate

he laments his passing youth
he’s taken by a righteous rage
but nothing changes – except the leaves

© G.s.k. ‘15

i just discovered this lovely form this morning  (it’s called the Trimeric) on Two Paise Poetry … who learnt it from Darklight Harbor  and wanted to try it out immediately. The Trimeric was created by Dr. Charles A. Stone and here’s how it works:

a four stanza poem in which the first stanza has four lines and the last three stanzas have three lines each, with the first line of each repeating the respective line of the first stanza. The sequence of lines, then, is abcd, b – -, c – -, d – -.

I also used the words from Three Word Wednesday – pathetic, sedate and righteous.

3 Word Wednesday

3 Word Wednesday – Week No. 446