How should not thy lovers rejoice in thee,
leader and lord of the year that exults to be born
So strong in thy strength
and so glad of thy gladness whose laughter puts winter
and sorrow to scorn?
Thou hast shaken the snows from thy wings,
and the frost on thy forehead is molten:
thy lips are aglow
As a lover's that kindle with kissing,
with her raiment and tresses yet wasted and torn,Takes breath as she smiles in the grasp of thy passion
to feel through her spirit the sense of thee flow.
- from March: An Ode by Algernon Charles Swinburne
(read the full poem here)
Greetings poets, wayfarers and friends. As we bid farewell to the month of March I am reminded of poems by Algernon who was one of the most accomplished lyric poets of the Victorian era. The early critics commended his intricately extended and evocative imagery, metrical virtuosity, rich use of assonance and alliteration, as well as bold and complex rhythms.
For this "Get Listed" edition I want you guys to choose any 3 words that fit best with the mood/theme/personality of your poem on a topic of your choice. For those who would like an added (optional) challenge feel free to throw in a word or two of your own and be sure to mention it somewhere in your post.
- afternoon centuries silence sugar forbidden
- untried dust march teasingly rise
- primrose shadows inseparable open strawberry
- smudge song bowl yellow care
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