Love’s starlight magic
Glimmering in the night sky
Old suns wink blessings
Picture credit: flickr.com/photos/tom_hall_nz/14993052203
Written for: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/05/16/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-97-magicglimmer/
Magic is all around us. Really, it’s everywhere.
Earth Magick inhabits the trees, the soil, the water, spreading through roots and into the very air we breathe. We feel its nip on frosty mornings, its fire in blazing sunsets, hear its call by babbling brooks.
Blood Magick resides in all the creatures of the realm, from lowliest to mightiest, pulsing with each heartbeat, coursing through veins and distended bloodways. Blood Magick is life, is vitality, the ruddy cheeks of health.
It’s the gentle blossoming of love itself.
So why did I have to go and mess with Shadow Magick?
Picture credit: flickr.com/photos/94186910
I’m bewitched by those entrancing blue eyes
Deeper than seas, brighter than skies
If there was a doubt
You’ve cast it out
And your love for me is the prize
Written for: https://mindandlifematters.wordpress.com/2016/01/15/limerick-challenge-week-3-magic/
Picture credit: flickr.com/photos/adanyel/3107458109
A Goblin King who loved magic
Was more than a little dramatic
His power of voodoo
Was more than you do
But his death is desperately tragic
Inspired by David Bowie (in his role as the Goblin King in Labyrinth); written for: https://mindandlifematters.wordpress.com/2016/01/15/limerick-challenge-week-3-magic/
Picture credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jareth
Each stolen snowflake,
A sweet moment on the tongue
Lover’s farewell kiss
Ronovan blogged earlier this week about a new form of haiku and free verse, which he’s calling freku. He explains it like this:
By taking a standard poem … and then attempting to sum that poem up in the three lines of a Haiku, you have quite a challenge. It is almost like developing a proverb of an idea.
There is some more information here: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/12/08/new-form-of-haiku-poetry/
This is my attempt at this. The above haiku should be read in conjunction with the “magic” poem published earlier today – https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/magic/ . I’m fairly happy with both versions, in different ways. The poem allows more depth and narrative around the situation, and the haiku takes a snapshot of the central moment and crystallizes that.
Would love to hear any thoughts that you have on either or both poems 🙂
There was two.
This is today’s contribution to OctPoWriMo – a challenge to write a poem a day during October. Today’s prompt was “magic”.
You can sign up here, at any time during the month, or just check out the prompts and tips if you prefer – http://www.octpowrimo.com/
Image by Morgan Dragonwillow
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