Friday, April 26, 2013

Turning to Fairy Tales

"To be a poet is a condition, not a profession."  Robert Frost
Broadway Tower, Cotswolds, England 

             Don't forget to look to the right to see whose turn it is to add a line to the 2nd Annual Progressive Poem, the idea created by Irene Latham at Live Your Poem.  Then head over to see how it's going! Nearly complete!

             A giveaway to note!  Visit the Teaching Authors website for a terrific giveaway. 

            Here is another poem inspired by Mary Lee Hahn at A Year of Readingand her wonderful April posts/poems.  Not only that, but she is giving some lessons in attribution from images from the Wikimedia Commons.  Please visit!  





                  A Plea

Will you come to my castle fair?
I am so awfully lonely there.
‘Tis sitting tall at the top of a hill
and surrounding land is bereft and still.
No forest primeval’s near this hold;
no witches or dragons to shiver you cold.
Just me in the upper turrets of stone
wanting, oh wanting to call you home.
©Linda Baie, 2013




Creative Commons photo by Newton2 (cropped by Yummifruitbat)

6 comments:

  1. Who would say yes, who would say no, to this lone castle's plea? Would you go?

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    1. Um, Terje, I would go gladly! It does look lonely, doesn't it? Thank you!

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  2. I still remember visiting some abandoned castles in Scotland 30 years ago. There is something about the bleakness of the setting that is both beautiful and tragic. I could imagine living in that time and in those places. How different life was then.
    I still love reading historical fiction of medieval times.
    Loved your poem as always. You have such a knack of capturing the moment.

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    1. I've never been to the British Isles-maybe someday? But I have been to Germany & Austria & seen the castles there. They were awesome to see, but not appealing life to me. I think it's so wrapped up in our fairy tales. Thanks Beverley!

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