barking dogs ringing phones errands guests in town writer’s block ACCIfreakinDENTAL FINGER TWITCH THAT ERASED MY FIRST DRAFT BEFORE IT WAS SAVED difficulties this morning; so sorry this wasn’t up earlier. Truly, trust me, I couldn’t be more sorry!
If you’re new to Pensieve’s Poetic License, please click here for this month’s details; in summary, our form was English Sonnet and the theme was "masks". I went with a figurative interpretation, and be nice to me–trying to recreate an English Sonnet that just took longer to write than you care to admit to self or others, combined with stupidity for not saving it, has left me frag-ile this morning…FRADGE-AISLE!
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Fantasy ignites, children lost in play.
Fearless knight, a princess fair, endless fascination
Gowns, crowns, jewels and heels or dragons they must slay.
Custom-sewn, stitched with care, or costumes ready-made
Superheroes, caped and masked, ready to join forces
Pretending that which is not, childhood masquerade.
Revealing only pieces, unintentioned schemes
Sometimes holding closely, sometimes letting go.
A smile conceals the wounded heart, disguises hopeful dreams.
Playing games, make believe, not just reserved for youth.
It might have taken you a long time to compose, but it was well worth the wait. Great job on this! I love it!!!
I love it. You paint a beautiful yet haunting picture.
It was worth the wait. I saw all the drama on twitter when I got home from my errands, and I felt for you.
Soooo… Count me in next time! (I think I’m getting addicted.)
Wow. How do you DO that??? Beautiful imagery, and so very true.
Love it! Halloween surmised, perfectly.
I do have to say that I love the English Sonnet. I’ve never written one before, on my blog, but I think I will try to hone this style more. Especially with my pictures. They really do stir me.
I guess poetry comes naturally, because when I write a poem I honestly don’t know where the words come together from?!
Much love to you, Dear!
P.S. My lip saga ended. Lip Watch Update on the blog!
Fantastic! You tell a very convincing story and I love the ending! Bravo!
Lovely – I am impressed by the images you got all fit into there. And – very true last two lines.
I have to confess – at the first sight of your title, The Phantom of the Opera immediately began playing in my head. Of course, it was replaced with the imagery provided by your sonnet.
Mine is actually my SECOND sonnet. The first one was, well,… it just WAS. This one is better. But now it’s 2:30 a.m. – 2:30! – and we’re going to Sea World in the morning.
ACK! Better get some sleep.
Oh, you know how much I would love to participate in this…I don’t miss too many in a row, but my brain has been put on hold, and I can’t find the ESCAPE button.