Two Poems – SunWinks! January 25, 2015 – Sound Decisions

 A Merry Summer Song

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At this balmy beach

Merry seagulls screech

Playing catch with merry

Frothy breaking waves

Where merry children’s hands

Build merry castles in the sand

With merry queens and kings

In whose merry kingdoms

Merry people live and sing




A Dark Summer Song

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As darkness hovers

Over sweltering folk

Cicadas’ summer song is

Buzzing, ringing, buzzing

In my head


Sudden thunder

Drowns their shrilly buzz

Elijah’s having fun

Banging, drumming, banging

On his drum


Sending shivers

Down my doggie’s spine

On my lap he quivers

Shivers, quivers, shivers

We’ll be fine, I murmur


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The Prompt:

Write a short poem (not too short—I’m thinking 10-30 words) on a pleasant, or pastoral (nature), or hopeful theme. Using the devices discussed in this and other columns, as well as the sonorities of the words themselves, polish your poem until the sound of the poem supports and reinforces its meaning and sense of completeness.

Now write another poem about an unpleasant, ominous, or violent theme. Make the language of the poem reflect the violence and unpleasantness of the meaning.

About irinadim

Kookaburra sweet, you neither chirp nor tweet. Your laughter is much like mine, my cackle is much like thine. We are two sister souls, one clad in feathers, the other in clothes. ~ Irina ~ I’m a budding blogger. Poetry and photography are my newest passions, living in perfect harmony inspiring each other. I like both free verse and form poetry and am quite proud to let you know that I am the creator of a new form named ‘tercetonine’. Blog Name: Irina's Poetry Corner Blog URL:
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13 Responses to Two Poems – SunWinks! January 25, 2015 – Sound Decisions

  1. Awesome! You really did it!

  2. mincs1 says:

    I like the “merriment” of the first piece and how you can comfort your pooch in the second. Kudos! 🙂

    • irinadim says:

      Thank you so much. That pooch is now in doggies’ heaven, he passed away 12 years ago. He was a cattle dog, quite big, but when it thundered, he turned into a lap dog! 🙂

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  4. Beautiful photos to accompany comforting thoughts of merriment and security!

  5. Swetank says:

    Beautifully constructed! 🙂

    Be Bettr, Stay Bettr!
    Swetank.. 🙂

  6. irinadim says:

    Wishing you a lovely day too. 🙂 Irina

  7. Heartafire says:

    Beautiful poetry and lovely blog!

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