Tuesday, 16 October 2007
alpha and omega----3WW /Totally Optional prompts
Totally Optionally Prompts has the following poem as its prompt, a translated work from a Chinese one.
On Hearing a Lute-Player
Your seven strings are like the voice
Of a cold wind in the pines,
Singing old beloved songs
Which no one cares for any more.
I have incorporated both in the following. It is but a rough draft and may appear disjointed at first glance.
alpha and omega
connected wires field in the storm
howling winds almost rip at ears drums
day hides into startling night of doom
enhancing the unknown apprehension
lightning strikes with such suddenness
taking me by surprise. complacent gone
I listen to the old love songs being sung
by gusts of wind to the swaying pines.
envious of those, assailed by melancholy
I kick out at the table stubbing my toes.
howling like the wind, I hobble around
giving a loud voice to choicest of curses.
my eyes fall on a doll long forgotten
discarded now. turbulent weather is
perfect to revisit childhood memories.
ragged doll, a silent bystander to all
alpha and omega of my early years
offers comfort for a second, only so..