Melancholy Merriment – SunWinks! February 1, 2015 (Oxymorons)

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A solitary magpie

Sitting on a pole

In joyful sadness

Carolling strains

Of the sweetest tones I know



Pray tell, enchanting bird

What does your melancholy

warbling say?



Behold, from high above

I can see afar and wide

Make haste while all is well

I’m tired of being

A one-bird band

Come along, sing with me

Together we’ll sing

A joyful song!




Copyright © Irina Dimitric 2015




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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20 Responses to Melancholy Merriment – SunWinks! February 1, 2015 (Oxymorons)

  1. mincs1 says:

    The way you used oxymorons throughout your piece is great!

  2. Lucia says:

    La photo est magnifique ainsi que la poésie qui l’accompagne.
    Bonne semaine Irina, bisous de coeur ♥

  3. I hope he finds a flock or band to hang around with soon.

  4. Swetank says:

    Extraordinary description of perfect view with your poetry! Loved it!

    Be Bettr, Stay Bettr! 🙂

  5. cherylfoston says:

    Hi Irinadim,
    Thank you, for your comment on my post titled “Make the best of It”. It is appreciated!
    Please allow me to say, you are beautiful inside and out, and for you to be 80 years young, I would have never guessed. 🙂 You should never feel you haven’t done as much as you could have, because I personally feel you are doing a great deal. You are writing lovely poetry, something I wish I could do. You take great pictures and you have your blog where you share all of the beautiful creations with myself and others. You are doing a lot! Of course you sit and look at pictures photography is your thing. I feel you have lived a wonder and full life and you shared what you love with others, that in itself speaks volumes. I appreciate every comment you send to me and I enjoy your blog as well. So, if you have other goals you feel the need to get started on, good for you, but please never feel like what you are doing is not valued, because it is. Take care and God Bless!


    • irinadim says:

      Hi Cheryl,
      Thank you for the pep talk, I really needed it. I’m feeling much better today, back into the swing of things. The project I’m working on is my father’s story, his experiences in WWI and WWII. In the first he was a volunteer, in the second a POW in Germany. I’ve got lots of his personal documents and, luckily, there’s plenty of info on the Internet. Wish me luck!

      I’m glad you like my blog. Have a great week! God bless!
      Cheers 🙂 Irina

  6. Aquileana says:

    Truly beautiful and I love the way the oxymorons show up here…
    I truly liked this one, in particular: “A solitary magpie…Sitting on a pole… In joyful sadness”.
    Joyful sadness is a great expression… I bet it is probably related to solitude! ⭐
    Hugs & all the best to you, dear Irina, Aquileana 😀

    • irinadim says:

      I’m so glad you like it, dear Aquileana. This is one of the first poems I wrote in 2011, but for this challenge I worked 3 oxymorons into it : melancholy merriment (title), joyful sadness and one-bird band. And I like this new version much better.
      Thanks for your lovely comment. Hugs 🙂 Irina

  7. SheilaDeeth says:

    I love this! Very neat how you worked those oxymorons in – somehow I’d imagined writing around one, rather than writing then including one. You’ve inspired me to think.

    • irinadim says:

      Thanks, Sheila. It’s so nice to know that I’ve inspired someone. 🙂 I bet you’ll find it easier than you think to include some oxymorons in your old work.

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