Four Poems

Hello Readers

On Day 25 of NaPoWriMo, the prompt is based on the aisling, a poetic form that developed in Ireland. An aisling recounts a dream or vision featuring a woman who represents the land or country on/in which the poet lives, and who speaks to the poet about it. Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that recounts a dream or vision, and in which a woman appears who represents or reflects the area in which you live. Perhaps she will be the Madonna of the Traffic Lights, or the Mysterious Spirit of Bus Stops. Or maybe you will be addressed by the Lost Lady of the Stony Coves.

A very interesting and experimental prompt. But it’s been a busy day here, so I’m keeping this for later on. Meanwhile, I am sharing a set of four Tanka poems which I wrote last year. I hope you enjoy reading these. Also, my apologies for not being able to respond or visit back. Will catch up soon.

1.the song

you play on loop


the sanctum in your house

scrubbed harder and harder

2. winters
bring back familiar


old desires burn

in the blazing hearth

3. walking
through the alleys

of the past-

whoosh chirrup flutter

life returns in joyful haste

4. the rain is
a painful reminder

of your love-

i see a farmer

drenched in happiness

This post is part of BlogchatterA2Z

9 thoughts on “Four Poems”

  1. I would like to read your aisling, when you get around to writing it. Coming to the tanka, I loved the last one! It just touched my heart!

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