The Legend of St Basil’s Cathedral – #CoffinHop


The Tsar of all Russia, Ivan the Terrible,
stood in awe of the glorious sight
before his eyes: nine golden domes of
St Basil’s Cathedral,
resplendent, a testimony to his power and might

He stood mesmerised, transfixed, perplexed,
and in his mind a thought took form,
somewhat dark,
a mark of a jealous streak,
not uncommon in those of high rank.

Overcome by emotion and blind envy,
he succumbed
to dark forces, issuing a royal command
to the royal guards:
“Summon the creator of St Basil’s to our court
and in secrecy do away with the instruments
of his creations! Go on, make it fast!”

They did exactly according to the royal decree:
The poor wretch was bound and gagged,
his eyes gouged out
before he could bring to life another
exquisite work of art -
for no edifice on earth should ever rival
the splendour of St Basil’s Cathedral!


Copyright © 2014 Irina Dimitric


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#CoffinHop Is Live | Dance at The “Terrible Myths & Legends” Death Masquerade Ball


Hop along to CoffinHop!

Originally posted on Kintsugi Poets Society:

The Kintsugi Poets Society invites you to the Terrible Myths & Legends Death Masquerade Ball…
Where your favourite terrible myths and legends come masked in deathly poetry…


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Sweepstakes runs from 24th October (12AM) – 31st October (11:59AM)
Winners will be posted on this blog on Monday, 3rd November 2014.
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Hop along to CoffinHop for more terrible coffin-hopping fun and contests/giveaways.
Are you ready to do some grave-digging?
Are you ready to do some coffinhopping?



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Fear –Third Version (SunWinks! October 19, 2014: Metaphor)

Angry wasps
Fill my ears

Wildebeests stampede
Through the savannah

Lions and cheetahs
Ready to pounce

Parched earth
Ready to swallow me

Burning trees
Ready to embrace me

Hungry vultures

Gasping for air
I turn into
A stump!

Copyright © 2014 Irina Dimitric

For anyone interested to know why I’m posting a third version, please click on the link below. Doug Westberg is a fine mentor.

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Fear – Second Version (SunWinks! October 19, 2014: Metaphor)

I can hear the angry wasps
Buzzing around

And the stampede of the wildebeest
Through the savannah

With the lions and cheetahs
In wait, ready to pounce

I can see the parched earth
Gaping – ready to swallow me

I can smell the burning trees
Ready to embrace me

And a flock of
Hungry vultures

Gasping for air
I turn into
A stump!


Copyright © 2014 Irina Dimitric


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Fear (SunWinks! October 19, 2014: Metaphor)

First a flutter in the chest
Then a thudding
Elephants stampeding
Through the savannah
Sudden drought
In the throat
Words freeze
On the useless tongue
Gasping for air
She turns into
A statue


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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Vibrant Colours


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My Laptop Guardian is 12cm tall and comes from Peru.

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Looking for a Metaphor (SunWinks! October 12, 2014)

Where can I find
A metaphor
For my poem today?

I look around
I listen to sounds
Of all kinds
I scratch my head
I enter
The garden of my mind
And all I find
A desert!

Copyright © 2014 Irina Dimitric


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Beautiful poem about depression!

Originally posted on ScribbleDartsfromtheHeart:

Air is charged
Try to breathe but can only gasp
cannot inhale deep enough
cannot draw air in

Want to lay down
want to run, escape
want to read
to forget
dive into someone else’s story
so do not have to face own

Tears surface but refuse to fall
accompanying lump in throat
contributing to difficulty breathing

one – two – three
one – two – three
one – two – three

a polka that needs to be taken down to a waltz

over and over again
count repeated until moment passes
and calmness returns

Energy is drained
but have survived
did not drop into bottomless pit
Great sadness closes in
yet life can go on

A little piece
the tiniest sliver
of self
has been restored
and can go on

But the monster comes back
angry to have been kept at bay

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Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head by B. J. Thomas


Great song!

Originally posted on charles1958:

This is the song written Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and sung by B. J. Thomas, is the title that gave me the idea for my poems and through them to Bob Dylan’s A hard rains are a gonna fall, which I blogged last night. B.J Thomas was born in Hugo Oklahoma on August 7th 1942, but grew up in Houston Texans, he sang in the church choir, and started singing with bands while still at school, he had lots of hits, but the ones most will remember are Hooked on a feeling, Another somebody did somebody wrong song, and best known Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head, which was used as the theme song for the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid. Here it is with stills from the film, thanks to Ushichannel2 and You Tube :

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Funny Bunny (SunWinks! 5 October 2014: Abstract Poetry)


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Lazy Daisy
Crazy Maisy
What a pair!
Fair is fair

In the prairie
Little Bunny
Quite a dummy
Very funny
Hopping madly
Hop hop hop
Up and down
Up and down
The prairie green
Up and down
Until he dropped
and lost his crown

Crown? What crown?

Never mind what crown
The pair up there
Lazy Daisy, crazy Maisy
Two fair fairies, very fair
With fanfares
Took young Bunny in their care
And they swear:

“Big Black Bear
With the longest, sharpest stare
Will stare and stare
Until he finds
The Funny Bunny crown
Right down there
Down and down and
One more stare
Then he’ll solemnly declare
There it is your precious crown
By the little lily pond
Sitting oh so smart
On a little lily pad
Funny Bunny will be glad!”


P.S., I was in a silly mood!

Copyright© 2014 Irina Dimitric


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