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#NaPoWriMo Day 06

#NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 06 New Prompt

All Poetry comp.

Sadly I was defeated by the original prompt from the NaPoWriMo website but I was inspired by a lyric prompt from an All Poetry Competition. Choose “at least” 10 song titles , and work them into a romantic love poem of your own making. Can be “Happy or Sad”. “Rhyme is preferred” and will count when judging. It has to make sense, in “10 lines Minimum…20 lines Maximum”.

Broken Hearted Melody

I recently learned that I won a Silver Award for this poem see all the winners by clicking HERE. Some great entries.

Click the image to enlarge (opens in a new window) The song list from which I chose is posted below.

2018 NaPoWriMo Day 06

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Song List for the Lyric Prompt

1. Sincerely ~ McGuire Sisters
2. I Cried A Tear ~ Laverne Baker
3. Ain’t That A Shame ~ Fats Domino
4. Wish You Were Here ~ Eddie Fisher
5. Too Young ~ Nat King Cole
6. Only You ~ The Platters
7. On The Street Where You Live ~ The Crewcuts
8. Cold, Cold Heart ~ Tony Bennett
9. Singing The Blues ~ Marty Robbins
10. You Belong To Me ~ The Duprees
11. Last Date ~ Floyd Cramer
12. Autumn Leaves ~ Roger Williams
13. I Went To Your Wedding ~ Patti Page
14. Any Way You Want Me ~ Elvis Presley
15. Memories Are Made Of This ~ Dean Martin
16. April Love ~ Pat Boone
17. September In The Rain ~ Dinah Washington
18. Night (Here Comes The Night) ~ Jackie Wilson
19. Broken-Hearted Melody ~ Sarah Vaughn
20. Don’t You Know? ~ Della Reese
21. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? The Shirelles

Original Prompt:-  begin with a photograph this is a good selection but I like Pixabay. Now find a poem in a language you don’t know (here’s a good place to look!) Ignore any accompanying English translation (maybe cover it up, or cut-and-paste the original into a new document). Now start translating the poem into English, with the idea that the poem is actually “about” your photograph. Use the look and feel of the words in the original to guide you along as you write, while trying to describe your photograph. It will be a bit of a balancing act, but hopefully it will lead to new and beautiful (and possibly very weird) places. Click HERE to see the daily prompts.

Spring Flowers

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Picture courtesy of Pixabay  Creative Commons

The image is actually listed as autumn girl in the forest but when I first saw this and being in black and white it made me think of early spring.

Thank you for dropping by if you like to write poetry why not try the lyric prompt love to see what you come up with.

Happy Writing

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Floral Poetry & Prose ‘The Snowdrop’

Floral Poetry An Introduction

Whilst researching for several of my books, I came across some beautiful poems, several I used within the books themselves. I thought it would be nice to share some of those  findings here and perhaps in a regular blog feature ‘Floral Poetry & Prose’. The majority of the poems are from a book I discovered that was printed in 1800 ‘The Poetry of Flowers’ by Mrs Kirtland.

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Images courtesy of Pixabay

The Snowdrop

As Hope, with bowed head, silent stood,
And on her golden anchor leant,
Watching below the angry flood.
While Winter, ‘mid the dreariment
Half-buried in the drifted snow.
Lay sleeping on the frozen ground,
Not heeding how the wind did blow.
Bitter and bleak on all around :
She gazed on Spring, who at her feet
Was looking at the snow and sleet.

~*~

Spring sighed, and through the driving gale
Her warm breath caught the falling snow.
And from the flakes a flower as pale
Did into spotless whiteness blow;
Hope, smiling, saw the blossom fall.
And watched its root strike in the earth,—
“I will that flower the Snowdrop call,”
Said Hope, “in memory of its birth;
And through all ages it shall be
In reverence held, for love of me.”

~*~

“And ever from my hidden bowers,”
Said Spring, “it first of all shall go,
And be the herald of the flowers.
To warn away the sheeted snow :
Its mission done, then by thy side
All summer long it shall remain.
While other flowers I scatter wide
O’er every hill, and wood, and plain.
This shall return, and ever be
A sweet companion, Hope, for thee.”

~*~

Hope stooped and kissed her sister Spring,
And said, “For hours when thou art gone,
I’m left alone without a thing
That I can fix my heart upon,
‘Twill cheer me many a lonely hour.
And in the future I shall see
Those who would sink, raised by that flower.
They’ll look on it, then think of thee ;
And many a weary heart shall sing.
The Snowdrop bringeth Hope and Spring.

~*~

‘The Snowdrop’ is one of my most favourite poems, I have been unable to find out the poet, as in the book there is no name listed against it. However, I do know that it is a story from folklore of two sisters Hope & Spring. The first being sad that winter is upon them and the second to cheer up her sister, breaths life into a tiny snowflake creating the snowdrop that brings joy to the other that lasts well into summer time.

I hope you enjoy this new feature on my blog I would love to read your thoughts. Poems similar to this are featured in my book ‘Lost Love in Spring’

Happy Reading

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