Lost Forever

Lost Forever

The wind tousled her hair
as she stood at the empty dock 
A she-bird in exotic plumage
Gazing at the shrinking ferry  
as it sailed around the rock
 
The tide-looped harbor
now void of vessel
Empty like her heart
cold and vacant
feelings still to wrestle
 
Dropped in the ocean
on this darkest of night
Gone now was her love
Swallowed by the ringed-sea
in the moon’s owl-light
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Grace is hosting D'Verse Poetics tonight.  She has prompted us
to use compound words fav red by Dylan Tomas as follows:
For this Tuesday Poetics I’m asking you to write a poem using at least
FOUR of the hyphenated compound words from the above list.
Employ as little or as much of Thomas’ other methodologies too
as but most of all, let’s love the words!
(Click D'Verse link to see all the
hyphenated words)  I chose:
RINGED-SEA, OWL-LIGHT, SHE-BIRD and TIDE-LOOPED

Other prompts

Ferry

Drop

National Poetry Writing Month

Day 16 - NaPoWriMo Optional Prompt

  21 comments for “Lost Forever

  1. April 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Beautiful and melancholy. I love how the compound words from Dylan don’t seem at all forced, but flow perfectly with the other words you’ve chosen.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 16, 2019 at 7:36 pm

      Thank you so much Linda! 🙂

  2. April 16, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Laura is actually our guest host, smiles.

    Indeed that love lost forever. I specially like this part:
    Swallowed by the ringed-sea
    in the moon’s owl-light

    • Christine Bolton
      April 17, 2019 at 12:24 am

      Thank you Grace.🙂 Sorry about the faux pas Laura! 🤭

      • April 17, 2019 at 6:56 am

        that’s OK Christine – you made wonderful use of the word compounds and I love the contrast too in these lines:
        “A she-bird in exotic plumage
        Gazing at the shrinking ferry “

      • Christine Bolton
        April 17, 2019 at 8:44 am

        Thank you Laura. I really enjoyed this prompt. It made me go in another direction. I loved it! 🙂

  3. April 16, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    Lovely.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 17, 2019 at 12:23 am

      Thank you so much 🙂🙂

  4. April 17, 2019 at 4:04 am

    i love the subtle rhymes, the gentle revelations, and yes, the sad turn.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 17, 2019 at 8:45 am

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate it 🙂

  5. April 17, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    I like the way you wove in the compound words, Christine, and the rhyme scheme evoked the movement of the sea. A sad tale.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 17, 2019 at 3:21 pm

      Thank you Kim! 🙂 This was a fun challenge

  6. April 17, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    The sorrow and melancholy is like a painting by one of the Pre-Raphaelites

    • Christine Bolton
      April 17, 2019 at 3:20 pm

      What a lovely way to describe it! Thanks Bjorn 🙂

  7. April 17, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    Ah, the age old pain of lost love eloquently and beautifully expressed in these words.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 17, 2019 at 7:03 pm

      Thank you so much Shirley 🙂💕

  8. April 17, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Christine, this is so stark and lovely, like moonlight. You’ve got a winner here.

  9. Christine Bolton
    April 17, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    Thank you so much Lisa! You’re kind and it means a lot to me 🙂💕 I had written something completely different and then I saw the D’Verse Dylan Thomas prompts and it just flowed.

  10. April 18, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    This flowed beautifully Christine and melancholia is your forte. 💞

    • Christine Bolton
      April 18, 2019 at 10:25 pm

      That means so much! Thank you 😊❤️.

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