Thursday, March 28, 2019

Get Listed: Late March Edition

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, 
and earth, 
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

Also, enjoy this musical inspiration by Ariana Grande, I found it to be quite compelling:

Good luck sketching, honing, and naming your masterpiece. I look forward to what you guys come up with. Please do visit others and remember to comment on their poems. Have fun!☕


Kerry O'Connor said...

The perfect list for the last piece of my African Images theme. Thank you, Sanaa.

rallentanda said...

Cannot resist a good wordle. Thank you Sanaa !

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Kerry; Thank you so much, I really liked your poem and the entire African images series.💞☕

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Rallentanda; Thank you so much, I am glad you enjoyed writing to the prompt!💞☕

Laura Bloomsbury said...

Was tempted by your word list Sanaa and put something together before I have to go out - back later to read
p.s. love your latest avatar

Laura Bloomsbury said...

p.s. thanks for bringing Swinburne to our attention

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Laura; Thank you, thank you, thank you!💞 I just read your poem it's lovely!!☕

Susie Clevenger said...

Goodness, I went one direction with the word list and then put it aside and went another direction. Thank you Sanaa for the inspiration!!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Susie; Thank you, thank you so much 💞 so glad you found the word list inspiring!☕