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

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