To take into the air my quiet breath; That with music loud and long, Lift my eyes from the Earth, My heart leaps up when I behold Nothing in the world is single; Such songs have power to quiet And like a tide, you have flowned into me.
Poems I used: Ode to a Nightingale – John Keats<!– Kuala Khan – Samuel Taylor Coleridge A Prayer – Max Ehrmann My Heart Leaps Up – William Wordsworth Love’s Philosphy – Percy Bysshe Shelley The Day Is Done – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Fulfillment – Author Unknown
April 28th Prompt: Go through your own poems and look for one line or two lines that could stand alone as very short poems, like this from Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem “Spring”:
Nothing is so beautiful as spring
When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush.
April 10th Prompt: Hay(na)Ku, a new form by Eileen R. Tabio, has one word in the first line, two in the second and three in the third, with each word having as many syllables as you wish. Try one!
Whiteness/Of linens/I am asleep.