This week’s challenge is a photo prompt. Thanks to Colleen and Terri for the inspiration to write syllabic poetry. I’ve written a Double Ennead for the first time. A Double Ennead is a 99 syllable form, comprising three stanzas of syllables (6, 5, 11, 6, 5).
love breeze beguiled us when we planted white lilies – our precious flowers in our glorious garden. In gratitude, some butterflies twirl, eager to plant vibrant kisses on pristine petals of love a true commemoration
that our love was both – tenuous and fiercely wild ruins are beautiful! who said spring is eternal? shifting sands murmur shadows of night susurrate water flows at will all carry the same message: love is just like white lilies
your lilies withered when you didn’t nurture them the door was open I just had to walk through it into the wide world rooted to icy threshold, in quagmire of fears, I shudder at skepticism that is pulling me backwards.
She knew her charm, she could entice within moments, she had slayed many with her looks yet this artist chose to paint the Lady of Conceited Charisma. Confident of softening her expressions, he devoted one hour everyday to sketch her portrait and left in a hurry, pretending loss of inspiration. The chagrin of the lady mounted with each passing day but the humility with which he bowed his head and promised to complete the commissioned work within a month touched her heart.
This week’s challenge is Ekphrastic poetry, inspired by a work of art. I chose tanka prose. There are two basic forms in classic tanka prose: Preface (explanation) and the Poem Tale (episodic narration.)