Summertime Pleasures


Laughing sky-blue eyes
My heart soar and fly
Delighted playful smile
Stealing my breath awhile
Soft sun-warm skin
Kindling the fire within

Strawberry stained lips
My hands trace the gentle curve of your hips

Drawing me in for another kiss
I could stay forever held like this

Our sweet summertime pleasures
Moments I forever treasure

© RedCat

Guarded By The Unicorn – A Trimetric Poem


In the pale midsummer night
Young lovers the forest adorn
Fiery passion shining bright
A love-star is born

Young lovers the forest adorn
Bathed in magic full moon light, guarded by the fierce unicorn
Champion that for true love fights

Fiery passion shining bright
Reflected in the spiral horn, shining beacon to every soul’s sight
As heart’s hope is reborn

A love-star is born
Manifestation of the Goddess might, true heart and soul love is sworn
In the pale midsummer night

©RedCat

Written for Poetry Form: Trimeric at dVerse. Trimetric is a new form for me but one I found satisfying the same way I do Pantoums or Triolets, so I’m sure I’ll write more.

Also shared to the Writers’ Pantry.

Today’s poetry form is Trimeric (Trimeric \tri-(meh)-rik\), which was invented by Charles A. Stone.

The rules are pretty simple:

1. Trimeric has 4 stanzas

2. The first stanza has 4 lines

3. The other three stanzas have 3 lines each

4. The first line of each stanza is a refrain of the corresponding line in the first stanza (so 2nd stanza starts with the second line, third stanza starts with the third line, etc.).

5. The sequence of lines, then, is abcd, b – -, c – -, d – -.

No other rules on line length, meter, or rhyme.

dVerse

A Sea Of Blue


The forest hills, a sea of blue
Like my heart’s longing for you
Spring awakened the feeling anew
Pain of longing, so blue

The forest hills, a sea of blue
Twinkling sapphires in the morning dew
Like my tears as we said adieu
Heart longing, so blue

The forest hills, a sea of blue
Ocean deep like my love for you
Your leaving torn my heart in two
Soul longing, so blue

©RedCat

Written for Blue Tuesday over at dVerse.

This prompt made me realize that blue is quite common in my writing.

Both as a sad heartbreak colour like in Girl Blue – A Love Song and Trapped Within A Glass-Shard Maze. As a hopeful sky colour like in Blue Star Horses and The Dawn Sky Is Ethereal Blue. And as the colour of dreams in Blue Forest Of Remembrance and Summer sky

Maybe I should try some other colours.


Hepatica nobilis via Wikimedia Commons.

The Stars Are Out Tonight – A Villanelle, April Ekphrastic Challenge

Jane Cornwell

The stars are out tonight
Shining for you and me
Beacons in the dark night

Lending their guiding light
So we can the road see
The stars are out tonight

Guiding our hasty flight
As we loneliness flee
Beacons in the dark night

You hold my hand so tight
Less I fall, scrape a knee
The stars are out tonight

We’re hasting to the site
Towards the white abbey
Beacon in the dark night

Tonight we future write
When you will marry me
The stars are out tonight
Beacons in the dark night

©RedCat

Read other Villanelle by me here.

To see all art and read all poetry for today go to The Wombwell Rainbow.


Jane Cornwell


likes drawing and painting children, animals, landscapes and food. She specialises in watercolour, mixed media, coloured pencil, lino cut and print, textile design. Jane can help you out with adobe indesign for your layout needs, photoshop and adobe illustrator. She graduated with a ba(hons) design from Glasgow School of art, age 20.

She has exhibited with the rsw at the national gallery of Scotland, SSA, Knock Castle Gallery, Glasgow Group, Paisley Art Institute, MacMillan Exhibition at Bonhams, Edinburgh, The House For An Art Lover, Pittenweem Arts Festival, Compass Gallery, The Revive Show, East Linton Art Exhibition and Strathkelvin Annual Art Exhibition.

Her website is: https://www.janecornwell.co.uk/

April Ekphrastic Challenge – GloPoWriMo 2021

The Dawn Sky Is Ethereal Blue – A Triolet, April Ekphrastic Challenge

Kerfe Roig

The dawn sky is heavenly blue
We soar thought it together now
Forgotten are the storms that blew
The dawn sky is heavenly blue
Our love are forevermore true
This our solemn hearts and souls vow
The dawn sky is heavenly blue
We soar thought it together now

©RedCat

Stockholm
©RedCat

To see all art and read all poems go to The Wombwell Rainbow.

Why such a short piece today?
Chalk it up to not being attentive enough. I spent quite a long time working on a poem, sacrificing sleep. And when I wrote it up to send away I realized I’d written to the wrong art piece.
How come? Well, what comes after 9? 10 of course!
Unless it’s a file named with just numbers. Then 11 comes after 9. And where do 10 end up? After 1. So would 100 and 1000, 20 comes after 2 and 30 after 3, and so on and so forth. Confusing? You bet ya! 

So, I quickly threw together a Triolet and comforted myself with the fact that today I’ll have time I didn’t count on to work on a poem slated for submission later in the month.

Read other Triolet’s by me here.

Happy weekend everyone!

Kerfe Roig

A resident of New York City, Kerfe Roig enjoys transforming words and images into something new.  Her poetry and art have been featured online by Right Hand PointingSilver Birch PressYellow Chair ReviewThe song is…Pure HaikuVisual VerseThe Light EkphrasticScribe BaseThe Zen Space, and The Wild Word, and published in Ella@100Incandescent MindPea River JournalFiction International: Fool, Noctua Review, The Raw Art Review, and several Nature Inspired anthologies. Follow her explorations on her blogs, https://methodtwomadness.wordpress.com/  (which she does with her friend Nina), and https://kblog.blog/, and see more of her work on her website http://kerferoig.com/

April Ekphrastic Challenge – GloPoWriMo 2021

Farewell


We had one summer of dance beneath the moon
One summer of laughter and joy
One summer of love and passion

As the Hunter’s moon rose full over the land
We had one last dancing embrace
One last lingering kiss
One last look, already full of longing

I’ll always remember the look in your eyes
Always remember the feel of your body next to mine
You’ll always have a place in my heart and soul

Fare thee well my love

© REDCAT

Written for December Writing Prompt #3 at Free verse revolution.

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