Over in the Garden, Kerry challenged us to write a Sonnet. Two famous poets who write Sonnets: Petrache and Pablo Neruda. I broke rules and tried to follow more of a Pablo Neruda poem-but it didn't come out, as I hoped. I might let it steep and try again. I started out in the traditional sense with rhyme. I liked it, but had to count syllables to make it work. Even though I broke the rules-I am okay with what I am sharing.
It is odd, because the direction I was headed in also aligns with another theme.
I'm curious what do you think it is about?
Day dreamer what lifts haze off the coast of your prow?
Milky Way poured into your delicate bone china cup
envoy conveys tradition into Earl Grey's mood
Steeped memories on a salty sea of blue
dance like clouds lifting and twirling their skirts
Mourning gray dove soars proud- there's land ahead
as black infused clouds roll into tepid view
High tea mood composed in botanical rain
as notable White Crowned Sparrow pecks the tea tray
morning Zen opens like a shiny quartz rose
later moon sails tilt-reflecting their silver polished leaf
Tempered English ghost your guide:
blue whale migrates by small barrier reef
light ripples as winking stars warn over exposure
Tarnished mirror an ancestral thief
© Ellen Wilson