SUBSCRIBE BY MAIL


31/01/13 A Poem A Day writing prompt

| January 31st, 2013 | a poem a day challenge | No Comments

[tabs tab1=”Writing Prompt” tab2=”Submit Here” tab3=”Source of Inspiration”]

[tab id=1]today’s writing prompt is:

remembered kisses after death

from Tears, Idle Tears by Lord Alfred Tennyson

[/tab]
[tab id=2]
[attention]this form is ONLY for writing prompts published for A Poem A Day challenge by Poetry Potion. if you’d like to submit other poetry please wait for our themed call to submit – more info here[/attention]

1 rule: maximum 16 lines

use the form below to submit or click here

For more info about A Poem A Day, click here.
[/tab]
[tab id=3]Tears, Idle Tears

Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean,
Tears from the depth of some divine despair
Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes,
In looking on the happy autumn-fields,
And thinking of the days that are no more.

Fresh as the first beam glittering on a sail,
That brings our friends up from the underworld,
Sad as the last which reddens over one
That sinks with all we love below the verge;
So sad, so fresh, the days that are no more.

Ah, sad and strange as in dark summer dawns
The earliest pipe of half-awaken’d birds
To dying ears, when unto dying eyes
The casement slowly grows a glimmering square;
So sad, so strange, the days that are no more.

Dear as remembered kisses after death,
And sweet as those by hopeless fancy feign’d
On lips that are for others; deep as love,
Deep as first love, and wild with all regret;
O Death in Life, the days that are no more!

(source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tears,_Idle_Tears)[/tab]

[/tabs]

Rate this post
%d bloggers like this: