She has Fallen a Long Way
Oh do be quiet
interested in what you will say
What are you doing
end of the conversation for now
The window’s broad view
gaze pen poised
happy in the house love built for me
No Ted to husband
my thoughts here
yet she died pining in his shadow
This week I have set my self a challenge to visually interpret one Haiku each day. I’m told that setting an achievable goal is a good thing.
Day four of my personal hiaku words and picture challenge is again inspired by dVerse. https://dversepoets.com/2020/08/04/poetics-looking-out-the-window/
This time the words and picture are all mine A few blogs back there was talk about haiku used in sequence to tell a story. So that’s what I’ve done. My title is a quote from Sylvia Plath’s The Moon and the Yew Tree.
My broad window view is on the edge of an Australian mountain plateau. No spring here yet. We are hoping for snow in a few days time. I am happy and snug in the home my partner and I built together.
To quote today’s host fellow Australian Peter:
Poets have been using windows as inspiration for ages (a Google search gives over 67 million matches to the words ‘poem’ ‘window’). Supposedly, during the winter of 1960, when poet Sylvia Plath was stuck with writer’s block, her then husband Ted Hughes suggested she write about the view out her window. The masterpiece The Moon and the Yew Tree is the result.
Peter instructions for today:
· Take a photo of the view out your window
· Write a poem about it – what do you see, what’s missing, what don’t you see when you look out the window? what’s changed since this time last year?
· Include a link back to dVerse in your post.
· Post your poem along with the photo on your blog.
Have a read of the other interesting responses here: https://www.blenza.com/linkies/links.php?owner=dversepoets&postid=31Jul2020&meme=12476