For All Seasons

I am late for Day 6 at NaPoWriMo but as they say better late than never. It’s also Day 6 at A to Z Blogging Challenge.

The prompt for Day 6 was a variation of an acrostic poem. But rather than spelling out a word with the first letters of each line, we were to write a poem that reproduced a phrase with the first words of each line. I chose We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.

Here is my attempt inspired by my life in the hills once upon a time, and a nagging desire to return to it. The image is also from one of our treks in the mountains. The formatting needs another look, but later to that.

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We’ll guard the memories of our love affair in a home

upon which gently falls the shade of an old tree and

Cross over to the hillside, where a young deodar

stretches endlessly and its overhanging branches

That we leapt upon in the dawn of our

companionship will still remember us as we

Bridge over and return from the thundering

highways of our wedded life

When we dreamt of the bright leaves of the

red tree flaming against the sky. Its petals

We will pick as they flutter like butterflies

in the April breeze and

Come home to the whistling thrush, gliding through

the rhodo leaves. In the mountains we’ll retreat

To a quiet corner where wedding bliss holds hands

not with laundry bills.

It will then be a love affair for all seasons.

This post is part of #BlogchatterA2Z

39 thoughts on “For All Seasons”

  1. You are so immensely talented Sonia.
    Its just not the beauty of your thoughts but the skill with which you weave the words into a fine satin of poetry is simply amazing!

  2. Amen to your ‘prayer–wish–poem’ Sonia. Amen to such beautiful plans for a blessed life.

    Your deodar and rhodo-leaves put an ache of longing in this pahadi’s heart too.

  3. That’s an interesting form of poetry and loved the way you have written this. Your use of words and phrases instantly take the readers to a different zone and it’s beautiful.

  4. I loved how your poem ebbed and flowed. Like you said it there are some formatting issues, but I don’t think it detracts from the beauty of its words!

  5. Wonderful composition, Sonia! And it’s a very interesting format.

    Many years ago I had tried this format (on my blog), it was fun. A bit challenging though.

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