A to Z Challenge – The Letter E – April 6, 2016

Even as the evening waned
elfish shadows elongated
elegant, evidently ephemera,
they evaporated ensnared
in exquisite ethereal branches
as they explored ethics and
expounded with erudite eloquent enunciations
their elocutions
expunging evil ensnaring interpretations
of a scatological elite
enabling enduring peace
even among mankind’s
eccentric entertaining evangelion*
proponents of every persuasion.

evening elves
elevating lives
exploring
peace ethics
expound with erudition
exquisite reason

© G.s.k. ’16

*The word evangelical has its etymological roots in the Greek word for “gospel” or “good news”: ε’υαγγέλιον (evangelion), from eu- “good” and angelion “message”.  Here I’m not interested in its evolution through the middle ages in regards to Christianity; whether Protestantism or the reformation of the Catholic Church.   I’m referring to all those who repute themselves to be the harbingers and messengers of “good tidings” and are usually the proponents of disaster … in a religious or other sense – Christian or otherwise.   So I left the word in it’s Latinized Greek form.

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Through The Fence – Shadorma – July 19, 2014

Listener - by Blog it or Lose It!

Listener – by Blog it or Lose It!

Shadorma

There it was
Peep hole through the fence
Inviting me”Come and look!
This is someone’s future home.”
Condominiums.

High risers
Living like sardines ….
Still, better
Than nothing …
Or so we might think, I guess.
People go camping.

Through the hole
I saw Lebanon …
Or Gaza …
Don’t know why.
Bulldozers —  and missiles fall,
Wounded baby cries.

Just a hole
Through a tattered fence —
Brings to mind
Many things
I walked away wondering
What the moon would say.

(For Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie – Bastet’s Shadorma Prompts  and  Blog it or Lose It!)

Shadorma – Memories – June 1, 2014

(C) Jen from Blog it or Lose it!

open eyes
upon a world long gone
memories
flashing by
movies on a drive-in screen
of my youth – long gone

why do these way-ward thoughts
long entombed
bloom

ages long gone
feel like yesterday
happy smiles
of dead friends
are as fresh as spring roses
placed in cool water

though long gone
these memories like new keep
blossoming …
summer scenes
of drive-ins – picnics  – fireworks
the 50s – my youth

so I smile
as I indulge happiness
fresh mowed lawns
swimming pools
an old documentary
from my mind’s archives


 

A shadorma is composed of six non-rhyming lines (sestina or sextet) and the syllable pattern is 3-5-3-3-7-5.  It can have as many stanzas as you like, just as long as each stanza follows the syllable pattern mentioned above . 

Shadorma #10 from Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie

Shadorma/Tilus – May 27, 2014

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERArenewal
again spring brings – grace
new life blooms
babes are born
spring becomes summer – first fruits
Gaia’s sweet nectar
§
marvel at Gaia’s gifts
generous

life

A shadorma is composed of six non-rhyming lines (sestina or sextet) and the syllable pattern is 3-5-3-3-7-5.  It can have as many stanzas as you like, just as long as each stanza follows the syllable pattern mentioned above .  You have a week to create you poems so be patient and let the photo inspire you!  Or use your own photograph or art work!

Tilus – the poem is divided into two parts, the first consisting of two lines of 6 – 3 syllable count.  The second is composed of a single one syllable word.  The goal of the tilus which must not be more than 10 syllables is to contemplate the world of nature and how it can open the door of understanding life.


Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie – Shadorma Photo Prompt # 9