This week I love to challenge you all a bit more to write a short chained poem with a maximum of eight stanza following the classical rules (5-7-5; 7-7; 5-7-5; 7-7; 5-7-5; 7-7; 5-7-5; 7-7) and your last stanza (classically called “ageku”) has to close the chain by associating on the first stanza. Of course you don’t need to use the classical syllables count, but that’s up to you.
Not an easy task I think, but therefore I give you all 24 hours instead of 18 hours … So you have to write a chained poem (Renga) of maximum eight (8) stanza inspired on the image and the prompt WINTER WONDERLAND within 24 hours.
My eyes open
crystals lace eyelashes
the world is white
I fold back winter’s blanket
I am warmed by the sight
Reaching in a dream
entranced by small set of prints
walking on sugar
ballerina takes my hand
I am dressed like a swan
Effortless we sail
glassy waters before us
I drop a feather
red beauty falls to earth
contrast against my white world
Light is the breeze
feather and red petal dance
nature’s pas de deux
my eyes flutter closed
echos long a wonderland song
The Red Ballet Shoes are from Deviant Art
Today’s prompt from Kristjaan at Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem is a complicated but fun one for the season.
I also celebrate this my 1700th post at Word Press!!!
8 thoughts on “Winter Dreams in Color #haiku #holiday #poem”
Ah…quite nicely done my friend.
Thanks children and dreams are great inspiration aren’t they?
Leslie, please try and give something simpler.
It’s really just meant to be the type dream a child might have after seeing the Nutcracker so here’s simpler –
Closing my eyes
I awaken to frozen dream
My partner in red costume
I’ve never danced before
smiles for your day Ranu!!!
Ah, I did think of the Nutcracker – t’was the swan I think 🙂
A lovely ballet of dreams.
There is a dancing image of falling snow and that red gives maybe a hint of the red shoes…
Beautifully written. 🙂
I liked this very much the red and white .. the ballet … a story of winter as seen by a child!